Monday, August 31, 2009

Where are our off-shore wind turbines?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:25 AM

President Obama: When I go to my childhood vacation spot, Gulfshores, Ala., I'm now forced to look at oil rigs. I think your friends in the Northeast can deal with a few wind turbines.

You promised us off-shore wind turbines, now get to it.

Reporting from Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and Washington -- For at least one more summer, vacationers on Martha's Vineyard won't be able to gaze across the water and see, far off on the horizon, the churning blades of offshore wind turbines -- no matter how badly the island's most famous current vacationer would like.

President Obama, now summering on the Massachusetts island with his family, is still at least a year away from seeing turbines take root anywhere off the U.S. coast, even though his administration promised to make offshore wind a priority and developers are lining up to string wind farms up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

His administration, delayed by controversy and red tape, has yet to grant a single permit for wind or solar development on public land, onshore or off.

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