Just wanted to tap into the thoughts of forum members here regarding the ongoing Cape Wind debate. I did a quick search and didnt come up with anything so sorry if im bringing up something that has already been covered. To those outside New England, The Cape Wind Project is a $900 million proposed offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod in Massachusetts (41°32′31″N 70°19′16″W / 41.542°N 70.321°W / 41.542; -70.321Coordinates: 41°32′31″N 70°19′16″W / 41.542°N 70.321°W / 41.542; -70.321) proposed by a private developer, Cape Wind Associates. If the project moves forward on schedule, it will become one of the first offshore wind energy projects in the United States. The project has been fought by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, formed in 2001 to oppose the proposal. (taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Wind) Cape Wind has been in review/debate for 8 years now. President Obama's interior secretary, Ken Salazar, pledged this month to decide whether to approve Cape Wind by the end of April. Developers say the project will be able to provide 75 percent of the Cape's electricity with 130 turbines, each about 440 feet tall, erected in Nantucket Sound. The developers stand to benefit as a major electricity provider to a state aiming to create enough wind power capacity to power 800,000 homes by 2020. Opponents say the project is a hazard to aviation and wildlife,interferes with sacred rituals which require an unblocked view of the horizon and would be built on a long-submerged ancestral burial ground of the Wampanoag tribe, and would mar historic vistas, including the view from the Kennedy compound (Edward Kennedy was against the project greatly). They want it moved out of the sound to an alternate site Cape Wind says is not feasible.