Stop the Industrialization of Nantucket Sound

Start charging "User Fees" for all Commercial uses of local and state waters

This montage shows the major businesses already using Nantucket Sound to make money, you might say they have "industrialized" it. These are also ones which leave spent fuel, exhaust, garbage and sewage behind on these "pristine waters."

U.S. Government will charge Cape Wind - let's charge the others who use public water

By Walter Brooks

The Hookfishermen, Commercial fishermen, Charter boat captains, Hy-Line Ferry,  Steamship Authority and Hyannis Marine are the businesses which still object to the Cape Wind farm being placed in federal waters.

They called it "industrialization."

Since they all make their profit on their same waters, they must also then be willing to pay the local towns and state whose waters they ply in their commercial ventures the same reputed fees which Cape Wind will be paying the U.S. Government for the use of federal waters.

Something around 17% of their gross sales seems about right.

Or maybe they should stop kow-towing to pols who pay homage to Godfather Ted and welcome another commercial venture for Nantucket Sound, but one which will  launch the Renewable Energy Revolution right here on Cape Cod. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on