He now wants to build a wind farm in a shipping lane in a ocean sanctuary
Romney; Buzzards Bay & the Alaska Wildlife Refuge yes, Nantucket Sound, no
Our former governor was seeking campaign money in New Hampshire this weekend where he was asked about wind energy and why he's single-handedly almost stopped America's first offshore wind farm here while in office.
This is his hypocritical response in today's Nashua Telegraph;
Romney said it was all about location. For example, Romney said, he opposes the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound only because there are better places for it, he said.
“My preference for the wind farm was in Buzzard’s Bay,” Romney said.
Beyond the fact that this is a craven attempt to please the oil interests, he manages to forget that two years ago he changed the boundaries of the state's ocean sanctuary to force Cape Wind to move and thus also reduce it's energy potential.
But worse, he must have forgotten that the proposed Buzzard's Bay wind farms are proposed in a state ocean sanctuary and close to the Cape Cod Canal entrance's shipping lane, routes which are used constantly by the oil barges which supply the canal power plant , the same areas where we had a disastrous oil spill three years ago.
Of course he also forgot that the Boston Globe reported him saying exactly six months ago, "A Romney administration report has concluded that a proposal by a prominent Boston developer to build up to 120 wind turbines off Buzzards Bay would violate state law and could threaten an endangered species of bird."
In his talks Saturday he also said he favored "drilling for oil offshore, as well as in an Alaska wildlife refuge."As the campaign progresses Romney will fail in touting a vision for energy and renewables & energy independence because of his appalling record as Governor here, and you can confidently predict that the other campaigns in the Primary will take notice and will be sure to call him on it.