Cape Cod's offshore wind farm faces political challenges

01/13/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

President-elect Barack Obama supports the nation's first offshore wind farm that would include 130 windmills in Cape Cod's Nantucket Sound, but the project continues to face political obstacles. Critics of the project say it will industrialize the Sound, and diminish fishing and recreation. Supporters estimate the reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions will equal taking 175,000 cars off the road.

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