A dozen years from now, when today’s Cape Wind supporters are gathering to celebrate a decade of successful wind farm operation, few will remember the little anti-Cape Wind court case that was dismissed Friday. But I’ll remember that little case for the words that the judge used to trash the egregious tactics that have been used by Cape Wind opponents for years now. First, the judge said (please forgive the legalese):
“While ordinarily the court will accept plausible facts set out in the Complaint as true, this is not the case … here… documents referenced in the Complaint contradict on their face …. The allegation that DPU dictated that NSTAR procure power from Cape Wind at a specified price is misleading and ultimately untrue”.
In English: “WTF!! Even the plaintiff’s complaint contradicts itself! This is total BS. Get it out of here!”.
Gotta love it! This judge had no patience for the fabricating and the lying that the Alliance and company routinely use. Second, and even better:
“In this case, the Governor, the Legislature, the relevant public agencies, and numerous courts have reviewed and approved the project and the PPA with NSTAR and have done so according to and within the confines of the law. There comes a point at which the right to litigate can become a vexatious abuse of the democratic process. For that reason, I have dealt with this matter as expeditiously as possible.”
“A vexatious abuse of the democratic process”. Amen to that brother! This judge understood the Alliance’s fundamental strategy: Delay, delay, delay via frivolous lawsuits. It’s great to see a judge nail them for that.
In one short, minor decision this judge crystallized what the Alliance and company have always been about: Fabricate, lie, delay, delay, delay via frivolous lawsuits.
p.s. - A note to Jim Gordon: I expect an invitation to that ten year anniversary party!
p.p.s. – Click here for a list of the 32 court challenges to Cape Wind. The record: Cape Wind 31, the Opposition 1.