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All right and after this boy this morning Republican congressman is now calling for an investigation into the nation's first offshore wind farm.
Claiming that the Obama administration apply pressure to get the green energy project to prove just as they did with the failed solar panel company.
So Linda that is the accusation here this morning so here's a look at where this thing -- golf.
The Massachusetts -- wind project as it is now is known and has been hugely controversial.
In that area for the last ten years.
It basically puts a 130.
Windmill like turbines.
-- into Nantucket Sound but several lawmakers say that the FAA.
Ignored safety concerns when they decided to green light.
The construction of this project pointing to a 2010 PowerPoint document that reads like this -- This is one of the things that the people who are against this wind farm.
Have attached John to in this whole fight.
And this is from a PowerPoint presentation says the secretary of the interior has approved this project.
The administration is under pressure to promote green energy production.
It would be very difficult politically to refuse approval.
Of this project Pennsylvania Republican congressman Tim Murphy.
Now he was also member involved in look into the so Linda.
Companies on the house energy and commerce committee.
And says that the project is worth looking into and perhaps to congressional investigation -- and good morning -- heavier this morning morning morning good to be with you so.
Obviously hasn't been very controversial as I said over the last ten years so it has made it through twice I believe through Bush Administration.
You know per -- And now it is under Obama administration purview so you know I I guess it's very bipartisan.
Approval so far this project so why do you have a problem with that.
-- the concern is in the bigger picture of what is happening with energy.
Keep in mind it wind energy is subsidized by 56 dollars per kilowatt hour coal.
About 64 cents and -- -- -- continued push by the administration to push one type of energy -- green energy wind and solar.
While cutting off so many other areas.
Keep in mind we're very concerned about this forty months plus.
-- job reports and unemployment above 8%.
Cole was looking at losing a couple 100000 jobs per year.
What's happened here is the administration is managed to push through and bypass concerns of the Federal Aviation Administration.
About having blind spots with radar with this.
But -- they be able to move this -- quickly in -- -- however they've stalled for the longest time.
In permitting -- draw for oil or natural gas offshore.
While they push for wind offshore so what is this -- approach which has hurt our economy and hurting our jobs for the sake of the green energy which concerns us deeply.
Who wouldn't they say that there are you know lots -- successful wind farm projects like this in Europe according to I read the -- people who are in favor of the project.
Say that it would create about 75% of the energy that the -- needs.
-- -- I guess it is a you know it's a question of why not why not try this as part of an above all.
All of all of the above kind of solution to energy.
Well if it indeed was all the above solution energy they'll be worth well and it was against wind and solar overall.
But it is to the exclusion of coal coal -- -- now from 50% of our energy to 30% -- her -- people can expect their gas excuse me their electric bills to increase.
By about thirty to 40% of the next few years these are famous -- already hurting.
-- spending a couple thousand dollars more per year in gasoline would now be spending three or 4400 dollars more appear on electricity.
Look at the manufacturing losses in this country because of the increase costs of energy.
Again bear in mind this wind and solar energy cost much more to produce we have massive supplies of coal we can clean it up.
But this administration has abandoned its promise of working on clean coal technology.
To the exclusion.
-- working with these other green energy it concerns us that this indeed is not an all of the above energy that picture and it's gonna cost us.
More jobs -- took a look at at this -- statement that the FAA put out because now as you point out they're being accused of green -- this project when they felt that maybe it wasn't.
It in the best interest of flight patterns.
Around the cape.
They say that employee opinions that are expressed an internal emails or documents are not official agency positions.
The FAA makes obstruction and valuation based on safety considerations.
And the available solutions to mitigate.
Potential risks and what they're referring to there.
Is this freedom of information request that was just that spelled a couple of days ago.
That shows a pattern of emails from some folks at the FAA that indicates that they -- That they couldn't speak freely that they were under pressure by the administration degree let this project is congress gonna look into that -- -- -- an investigation.
Sure that's the very thing we need to look at this administration despite on its first day of office said it was going to be the most transparent administration ever.
Has been anything but that look at the way they've continue to block concerned our investigation -- lender -- what they've done with fast and furious and so many other areas.
We'd love to see exactly what the factor here with the FAA.
And look if this isn't a dangerous area if it creates big blind spots for aircraft and four air traffic control.
That's an important aspect we need to be taking a careful look at.
It's interesting that take Kennedy.
You know long a proponent during his -- of environmental.
It you know making environmentally sound choices.
Was very much against this Cape Wind project the whole Kennedy family has been very much against it.
And that would no doubt put them at odds I -- with with the administration on this and prior administration.
Mine is more to find out exactly what that was who was that a factor because they didn't like the appearance of -- location.
Is -- a public safety issue I'm deeply concerned about the public safety of any of this.
But let's also remember the lost the massive loss of jobs and -- had a huge -- job market that's been a problem and more manufacturing jobs leaving your country as well.
All right thank you so much for percent of our faith -- attaching tags we'll see where this windows.
The great -- you are you -- new concerns about.
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