Vineyard Gazette is first with review of "Cape Wind"

Journalists collaborate on book exposing politics of wind farm
Describes blatant attempt by Delahunt to steal the democratic process

"A new book set for release early next month paints a picture of the Cape and Islands that will likely be unsettling for seasonal and year-round residents of Martha’s Vineyard.  It chronicles the influence that money and politics in the region have played in obstructing the nation’s first offshore wind farm, proposed for the waters of Nantucket Sound."

cwdelahunt_quote_01That's the start of an insightful sneak review of the new tell-all tome devoted to the skulduggery behind the blocking of America's entire offshore wind power industry.

 Martha's Vineyard Gazette's Ian Fein goes beyond a review of the book itself and reports his interviews with the two authors of "Cape Wind"  Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb.

Names names and tarnishes reputations

Among the scathing indictments in the book according to Fein are these;

  • "A blatant attempt by Cong. William Delahunt to steal the democratic process from the public and use it as a platform for a political speech against the project."
  • "The massive onslaught of lies perpetrated by Cape Wind opponents has frightened off less tenacious developers.”
  • Click to see the publisher“Money and corrupt government officials are hijacking our nation’s economic and environmental future.”
The book's  authors Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb, both respected journalists with long ties to Cape Cod, also corrects a substantial amount of misinformation that was put out by project opponents and reported by regional press. 

"Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound" is due to be published in ten days and has already received extensive publicity due to the author's long association with the story.  MS Williams was a reporter for the Cape Cod Times which has mounted what has been described as an editorial jihad against the renewable wind power project having written over three score lead editorials excoriating the project and its builders.

Mr. Whitcomb is a highly respected journalist who is presently the Editorial Page editor and a Vice President of the Providence Journal, that state's largest daily.

"We're phonies in this country..." 

Whitcomb tells this reviewer, Ian Fein of The Vineyard Gazette, “We’re phonies in this country. We say we we’re in favor of energy independence, but we don’t embrace it if it involves a monetary inconvenience or changing the way things look.  Environmentalism out here has largely become a land protection thing for rich people.”

Read the article in today's Vineyard Gazette here.   "Cape Wind" can be pre-ordered from your favorite bookstore, Amazon or the publisher.

Read previous news reports about the book here; 

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