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