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Salazar approves Cape Wind development

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Juliet Eilperin in our Post Carbon blog:

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the first offshore wind farm in the United States Wednesday, a move that ends a nearly decade-long political battle over installing turbines in the waters just off Cape Cod and could pave the way for significant offshore wind development elsewhere in the nation.
In approving the Cape Wind project, a 130-turbine wind farm in Massachusetts's Nantucket Sound that would start operating by the end of 2012 and, Salazar said he would "strike the right balance" between energy development and protecting the area. Some opponents of the project said it endangered the habitat for loons, sea ducks and terns; others decried the visual impact of the turbines as close as five miles from shore.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | April 28, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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"Now suddenly if you don't have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to get harassed -- that's something that could potentially happen," Obama said of the Arizona measure. "That's not the right way to go."

Well, Arizona's new law mirrors the Federal Governments current law. So how is the President describing this law Arizona passed (because the Feds won't enforce their same national law)? "...you're going to get harassed when getting an ice cream cone..." Oh, silly me, that's right, he want's "Comprehensive Immigration Reform". Code words for "amnesty for people who break in in the middle of the night" as opposed to the current Federal Law. His response is completely bogus & speaks volumes for his respect about our rule of law.

Posted by: ssol4569 | April 28, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

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