The view from The Vineyard... and everywhere else

Boston GlobeOn the horizon?
Cape Wind's new images of its windmills - now 23 feet taller - provide a glimpse of what the turbines will look like from land

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New computer simulations of Cape Wind provide views of how the project will look
from some of the state's favorite vacation spots. Here's a view from Oak Bluffs in
Martha's Vineyard. (Photo Simulation/ Cape Wind)

The company that wants to build the nation's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound is building the turbines 5 percent taller, re opening the emotionally charged debate over whether the 130 windmills will spoil the view from some of the state's best-loved vacation spots.

The Minerals Management Service, the federal agency that ultimately will decide the fate of the farm, is gathering information and should release a draft report on the environmental impact of Cape Wind early next year. The public will have an opportunity to comment, and then the agency will make a final decision in early 2008...

The Globe story goes on to state that "At night, the reduced lighting makes the proposed farm far less visible. Viewers from Nobska Lighthouse in Falmouth and Oak Bluffs will see what looks like a faint row of holiday lights." Read the rest of the story here.

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