Yesterday while surrendering to the cobalt beauty of Nantucket Sound as I hugged the inlet with a friend in a small sailboat, I could not help think about the prospect of the wind towers and how they would alter the landscape.
One attempts to be objective and not to formulate any opinions before assimilating all available data, but let me say that, after doing as much homework as I could, I am now proclaiming opposition to the project.
Without delving into all the reasons why I have come to this decision, I would instead offer anyone interested to go to the website Saveoursound.org to discover more than just the customary press releases which most of us have been hearing for quite some time now.
Perhaps we are all suggestible to the notion that building the wind towers would not have a negative impact -- not only on our environment but to our economy as well, not to mention the fact that this would not reduce our utility bills but would significantly change how our beloved shoreline looks -- and could very well end up altering much more than we imagine.
The best thing we have is the power to affect how certain things are either approved or vetoed; many of us have been under the impression that the wind tower project was set to go and there was nothing we could do about it.
The truth is that public opposition to the project has increased and with more of it, we may find that something that has been promoted as beneficial to us could turn out to be not only unfortunate but a curse on our horizon with ramifications that we are not aware of.
Let us all take the responsibility of knowing what we are dealing with before we support it, keeping in mind that it was the ocean that brought so many of us to Cape Cod in the first place.
We owe it to guard it from any possible exploitation and we owe it to ourselves not to be seduced by propaganda that may be thinly veiled to undermine the consequences of erecting tall wind turbines in our sea.