Defend Cape Wind
You may think this is a Groundhog Day prank, or a massive case of deja vu... But here we go again. We've been campaigning for the Cape Wind project for more than eight years now, and we're almost there. But there is one more round to fight.
After all these years, the Cape Wind offshore wind power project still faces an uncertain future. But Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has said he will decide whether or not the project goes forward by February 12th — and he wants you to weigh in.
TAKE ACTION: Send Secretary Salazar your comments in support of Cape Wind!
The Cape Wind offshore wind project would be great for Massachusetts: Its 130 wind turbines would generate up to 420 megawatts of clean, green electricity — enough to replace the current oil burning powerplant, reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions by 734,000 tons per year. That’s equivalent to taking 175,000 cars off the road, by some estimates.
But Cape Wind would also be great for the United States of America. As the only offshore wind farm likely to be approved and built during President Obama’s first term, its completion would go a long way toward showing the world that we are serious about cleaning up our act and converting to a clean energy economy.
The impacts of unchecked global warming — including sea level rise that would all but erase the region’s current coastline — are the far greater threat to Cape Cod's oceanic view than an offshore wind farm. Building this first-of-its-kind wind farm in the US will be an important step towards tackling the climate crisis we’re facing right now and saving Cape Cod.
Please write to Secretary Salazar and let him know that you support clean energy and Cape Wind.
For the Planet,
Greenpeace Research Director