Disagreement over threat to national security
Cape Wind claims to have cleared another hurdle today. From their press release:
Today’s Department of Defense (DOD) report is good news for Cape Wind. The report clearly finds Cape Wind to be outside of the wind-turbine offset zone being proposed for PAVE PAWS radar systems.
Now the DOD has reached the same determination as the U.S. Air Force — that Cape Wind will not negatively impact the Air Force PAVE PAWS radar system. This report puts to rest in a final form any reasonable concern about this issue.
The reality is that projects like Cape Wind strengthen national security by making America more energy independent and less reliant on foreign sources of energy.
That’s not how the Alliance for Nantucket Sound sees it, unsurprisingly, claiming that this report is final proof that the turbines would threaten missile defense systems and therefore, national security.
These two just can’t agree on anything.