The Boston Globe Letter to the Editor: “As wind projects advance, Nantucket Sound remains unprotected” April 7, 2018 –
We live in a country where local opposition matters and helps drive what gets developed and where. In the case of Cape Wind, that meant the wildly expensive industrialization of pristine waters in Nantucket Sound by a private for-profit company was crushed, as it should have been. Now, better-located projects, with fewer conflicts, are moving forward, and the state soon will make a selection.
However, with all of the focus on these new projects, let’s not forget about Nantucket Sound and the 15-year fight that led to the demise of Cape Wind. While Cape Wind is no longer a threat, Nantucket Sound remains unprotected from development — from another offshore wind project or even oil and gas exploration. That needs to end. We need to work to keep all industrial users out of this national treasure and preserve it for fishing, boating, and recreation. Future generations will thank us.
George and Jean Ferguson
Reprinted via The Boston Globe, which is not affiliated with the Alliance.