Talk about reframing the debate; ".... we're fighting for the commercial fisherman and working people, .... not a bunch of rich people from Edgartown." So sayeth the Head Riverkeeper, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., quoted while on Nantucket Sound yesterday, by the Cape Cod Times.
Well, wrong on both counts. It's about boat owners and a bunch of rich people from Osterville. Despite the presence of four commercial fishing boats at the Alliance Rally on the Water, they don't fish the Nantucket Shoals anymore. They raked them fallow a generation ago.
What the wind farm will do though, is bring back the lobstermen. They weren't there yesterday.
And last time I checked a nautical map and the Alliance financial reports, Edgartown residents don't look out at the wind farm, and I couldn't find many of their names on the Alliance roster.
But there're lots of boat owners who dock at the Hyannis Marina, read not the working class, and swells with a view form Osterville who support the Alliance efforts to kill the wind farm.
How many do you suppose will stick around to become Soundkeepers after the wind farm is built? SM