The Boston Globe reported this week that the Cape Wind project is nearly dead, with a new proposed amendment to the Coast Guard Bill in Congressional Committee that would defer decision-making authority to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who is opposed to the project. It's like a bad remake of Cape Fear where you're just about to save yourself but then your internal Kennedy, so often the victim of being divided and conquered, divides and conquers yourself. And when you're about to lift your head, the Fossil Fuel Gods come in for the final bludgeoning.
Here's Greenpeace's call for help:
We've seen the political influence of big oil before, and even drawn a connection between financial contributions and congressional voting records - before anyone had heard of Jack Abramoff. But this takes the cake. Congress is actively killing America's first offshore wind farm, and only YOU can stop them. Even President Bush has admitted that our nation is addicted to oil and we need alternative energy. But Congress can't seem to get enough of the oil drug, or at least the financial contributions from the oil industry. Oil industry lobbyists negotiated an 11th hour back boardroom deal that could kill Cape Wind forever.
Congress comes back to Washington in two weeks, and I hope they'll return to find a mountain of angry emails, faxes and phone messages. Take Action! Tell Congress not to block the future of wind energy.
This is just the start. We've been working to make Cape Wind a reality for more than two years, and we can't give up now. As soon as Congress comes back, you'll be hearing from us again, and I hope you'll be ready to act quickly.
Clean Energy/Cape Wind Campaigner
Greenpeace USA <http://www.greenpeaceusa.org>