Wednesday, June 28, 2006
USA's First Offshore Windfarm Wins Approval
More than 12,000 took the time to call, and more than 20,000 wrote to Congress telling them NOT to kill the Cape Wind project, these voices weren't ignored. The Senate pulled the damaging Massachusetts governor veto power from the Coast Guard bill (he was opposed to the project) and now this important clean energy project will be able to move forward.
In the face of an increasing global warming crisis, positive projects like this are essential to turn the tide. It's amazing that with all of the scientific evidence and urgency surrounding global warming, we still have to focus on changing the climate in Congress. We won this important battle, but we can't declare victory until America's first offshore wind farm becomes a reality.
Source: Kate Smolski, Greenpeace