December 16, 2005
Pop Quiz Time:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is writing in the NYTimes today in opposition to the construction of a wind farm off the coast of which island:
Well, if you can't figure out the answer, you automatically fail the class.
Bobby says wind power is a great thing, of course. But he feels the Greens and their engineering buddies ought to take their giant turbines and go play in someone else's panoramic view and sailing grounds. He makes plenty of good points on behalf of the people in the Cape Cod area (although neglecting to note his own local interests). But somehow I've just got to believe that if the wind farm were being proposed for some other populous spot - say, for example, Virginia Beach or South Padre Island, ol' Bobby would be singing a different tune about the eco-resposibility of the locals to suck it up and deal with it for the sake of Mother Earth.
*NIMBY - "Not In My Back Yard"Posted by Robert at December 16, 2005 02:09 PM | TrackBack