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I -- that takes that -- we -- remember that rallying cry -- from Republicans but for years Democrats have been pushing.
Very hard for green energy projects in this country President Obama has talked about a lot.
He has you know serve its part of of his what he hopes will be his legacy the late Ted Kennedy also.
I was very much in favor of environmental projects in green energy is we now and he backed President Obama.
Very solidly some say a real turning point in president Obama's -- election race but now you have a twist in this story and it's sort of of the knot in my backyard kind.
The administration announced yesterday that they're gonna go ahead with a hugely controversial project.
That the late senator did not want to see -- throw off the shores of the Kennedy compound for a variety of reasons why in Hyannis in Cape Cod.
It will be our country's first offshore wind -- 130.
Windmills all of them 400.
Smack in the middle of Nantucket Sound right along Cape Cod coast 8400 -- tall went -- I repeat joining me now on the phone is odd that parker she is the president and CEO of the alliance to protect the Nantucket Sound -- very forceful and well funded.
-- heard from group she is against this project.
And I wanna speak with her first and then we'll bring in our second guest either this must be a huge blow you -- you worked up against this for years.
We have worked against it and while you know while it is eight below the fight is far from over.
And we will ultimately.
Win in the courts where -- will be based on facts and not politics.
I'm -- addition -- that there -- a number of other roadblocks that still -- -- when secretary bells -- decision was you know one piece of the puzzle but not the whole puzzle.
The FAA still need to address aviation safety issue and they are considering the project at this point -- presumed hazard.
There is no kind of power contracts signed yet because -- exorbitant content that power and all of the state local permits are still sitting in the court and I.
I'm not -- you know images just and the big picture because there's a lot of wind farms like this that are being proposed a lot of different areas around the country.
And folks listen to this story and some of them might be at home saying we -- So the same people who have been very in favor of environmental green energy just don't want it in their backyard where they can see -- That that that the trivialization of the issue a -- town -- well because basically.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation of -- agency.
The National Park Service and other federal agency.
The top historic preservation officer -- -- that have all it greed and confirmed that can't be found at the national treasure.
It's unique it historically and from the tribal perspective actually should be off limits to development.
Yeah and B is -- -- he trivialize and very legitimate concerns of one of which is the unique history.
Of the site.
Second is the fact that it is considered tribal sacred land.
And thirdly but the likelihood of commercial fisherman.
The economy of the Cape and Islands is driven by by the Nantucket Sound what attracts people -- -- island I think I very -- it.
I curious -- a beautiful places that I now I and a very special place to me at the watch in this battle back and forth and I thank you very much.
After being with us today either parker we have to keep us posted is -- a -- wanna bring in.
Another -- thank you for being -- -- supporters of the project say that it is a step forward they -- for renewable energy in America Thomas Pyle.
Is the president of the institute for energy research and he joins me now Thomas welcome good to have you here today.
Thank you thanks for having me yeah I show picture because it's pretty astounding at how big these these Windmills will be.
This is a comparison was done I can see a statue of liberty on the right hand side there.
I and then in the -- -- I guess that that the that that's that tower in Provincetown -- -- private -- -- in -- and they got this huge 400 foot high.
-- now in the middle there -- -- and a lot of that would be under the water right.
Let me be clear we are very.
We're very much in support of secretary -- right decision.
Because it marks the first time that he is administration is actually.
Gone forward with domestic production of any energy source.
You know win -- mills and an offshore wind is one form of energy but it is expensive.
And there are several issues with it but I think that the larger point that we're trying to make is.
This decision shows that didn't -- department is actually capable of moving forward with production energy and we hope that that'll expand to all forms of energy.
Yeah I heard and tell me this is rock.
After that them -- of energy that it takes to create and build one when Mel could never be recouped in that -- lot.
Well it is a very expensive form of energy and accurate reliable.
I don't know that specific fact but I will say this the amount of energy.
That -- -- is capable of producing.
We would have to you have to produce 59 -- -- in order to get the same amount of electricity from one large.
Natural gas platforms 1590 -- with how.
The size of the state of Rhode Island.
I it's a fascinating debate and it's one that has been happening there and the president -- -- think they really had no choice but to support it given all of the -- that they've been putting that forward for green energy plan so it's an instant political.
A debate -- -- good to have you with us today sir thanks for coming man.
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