Kraft and Johnson team up against Cape Wind

Pair failed to factor in fossil fuel damage

Dear Editor,

It is sad to see Robert Kraft and Fidelity Investment's Abigail Johnson team up against Cape Wind without having given the subject sufficient thought and research. The most reasonable, anti-Cape Wind ad campaign these two renowned business leaders could have structured for Massachusetts (and the country) is to proclaim the need for a federal carbon pollution tax.

If Cape Wind's electricity would still be more expensive than fossil fuel electricity after a carbon tax compels fossil fuel producers to pay for their pollution, then Cape Wind is not worth pursuing.

To argue against Cape Wind electricity's high price without factoring in the costs of fossil fuel damage to our health and our environment suggests they have teamed up for their own selfish reasons rather than for the greater good.

We expect better from Kraft and Fidelity.

Rabbi Judy Weiss
Brookline, MA

Rabbi Weiss is a member of Citizens Climate Lobby, a national organization of volunteers lobbying for legislation to stabilize the climate.

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