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WGBH Forum Network; Nantucket Sound Offshore Wind Farm Debate

04/05/2006

Nantucket Sound Offshore Wind Farm Debate Christopher Lydon, radio host, WGBH Open Source Audra Parker, asst. director, Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound Jim Gordon, president, Cape Wind Associates The WGBH Conservation Initiative hosts a debate concerning the proposed development of America's first offshore wind farm in the shallow waters of Nantucket Sound. The Cape Wind offshore wind farm would provide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket with approximately 75% of their electricity needs in average winds.(www.capewind.org) However, there is strong opposition to this controversial project (www.saveoursound.org).


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WGBH Forum Network
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Nantucket Sound Offshore Wind Farm Debate
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3122

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NANTUCKET SOUND OFFSHORE WIND FARM DEBATE CHRISTOPHER LYDON, RADIO HOST, WGBH OPEN SOURCE AUDRA PARKER, ASST. DIRECTOR, ALLIANCE TO PROTECT NANTUCKET SOUND JIM GORDON, PRESIDENT, CAPE WIND ASSOCIATES

THE WGBH CONSERVATION INITIATIVE HOSTS A DEBATE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICA'S FIRST OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN THE SHALLOW WATERS OF NANTUCKET SOUND. THE CAPE WIND OFFSHORE WIND FARM WOULD PROVIDE CAPE COD, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, AND NANTUCKET WITH APPROXIMATELY 75% OF THEIR ELECTRICITY NEEDS IN AVERAGE WINDS.(WWW.CAPEWIND.ORG) HOWEVER, THERE IS STRONG OPPOSITION TO THIS CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT (WWW.SAVEOURSOUND.ORG).

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