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Now another option the Obama administration just green lighting the first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts environmental league president George mock rock -- for joins us now.
To explain George welcome to the program.
Again alternative energy was a big topic of discussion of the conference -- -- got back from as well this is a reality right this is happening.
Yes it is the secretary of the interior Ken cells are made it quite clear this is the final word the final approval.
From the government of the United States and while there will be litigation this is America -- -- -- litigate.
Very few -- think that litigation we'll succeed.
Who's going to be doing -- -- I mean most of these folks are Ellis and -- to live up there I know there's a lot of people -- consider themselves environmentally friendly and they sided with the late Ted Kennedy and now all of a sudden it looks like a big case of the newbies.
Well I think that's right litigation is not gonna come from environmentalists by and large they may be able split off a few but.
The environmental community strongly in favor of this this will come from largely -- the contrasts that own property on Cape Cod.
I George this Charles -- and I I was really shocked.
By the fact that they want with this one where you can have actually have these windows you can see from shore a lot of people thought they did give the nod that they would go with the main plan where there -- so far offshore and out of sight.
How this happened -- why -- administration go with this because they really -- are angering a lot of their core constituents.
Well I'm not sure if they're angry core constituents this project has been nine years in the making if it did been.
Any slower we would have been into the next ice age or some other millennium.
This has been the most thoroughly reviewed project from every conceivable angle.
That the government is ever reviewed and it's it's time has come and you know this is a project that will be a blip on the horizon I have a home on Cape Cod.
-- -- Levels.
You know listen there's certainly a lot of money on the -- in Martha's Vineyard Nantucket but there's also a lot of middle class folks that are just there to have you know make a living in and do the best they can.
There is some concern that this will result in higher energy prices can you dispel some of those concerns.
Well there is no doubt that in any start a project.
In any business there are start -- costs and need to be amortized and there may be a blip in terms of utility rates.
On the other hand this will stabilize rates if we get our energy from overseas from OPEC.
Where -- a gallon of gas goes from two dollars to four dollars in the course of the season.
That you do not have that kind of spiking.
In the wind and and the renewable energy where.
There is a constant stays the same -- it's up and running so we will be energy independent we will be cleaner we will create thousands of new jobs to build these things.
And you know for those who -- about the aesthetics you know in Denmark it's a tourist attraction they take people out to see -- offshore wind farms what's wrong with that.
George black -- got to leave it there well said it looks like it's happening thank you very much sir.
Thank you all right well you.
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