Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound fund-raiser and real estate broker Joe Keller, is the author of a letter to the editor of Commonwealth magazine which states, "Ten years ago, I told my wife, Devonia, that if Cape Wind gets built, it signals the end of the dream of Cape Cod living which originally brought us here. We feel very strongly that, although alternative energy is hugely important, this is the wrong place for it! When we stand on the tee of hole 15 at Hyannisport or pull out of Osterville Harbor on a beautiful day, the last vision we will want to see and hear are 130 turbine towers..."
Keller is a fund-raiser for the moribund Alliance to Protect - or Protract - Nantucket Sound, and wants to keep it safe for the seasonal summer home mega-owners in Osterville.
Like the whacky Thurston Howell III of Gilligan's Island.
Here is the text of a fundraising letter to his anti-wind farm friends:
Like the Superbowl, the fight against Cape Wind is late in the fourth quarter and we are closing in on the goal line, driving for the win. As supporters of Nantucket Sound, we cannot afford to be passive and let victory slip away. We must stay engaged, be aggressive, and play to win. The future of Nantucket Sound depends on it.
We are in the best position ever to win, with extremely strong legal cases developed over the past 10 years of this fight. 2013 is the beginning of the end for Cape Wind, but only with our continued collective support. To that end, I have pledged $20,000 to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound toward its $2.5 million budget for 2013. Your support is needed now more than ever.
If Cape Wind is allowed to go forward, it would have a devastating impact on Osterville and the surrounding area. It would negatively affect our quality of life as well as our real estate values. Please help preserve our community and join me in support of this important cause. Nothing will be gained for us – but much will be destroyed.
Read the Commonwealth letter here.