One-Sided Look at Massachusetts Wind
Posted on August 15, 2013
In the Boston Globe this past Sunday, an article titled "Environmental Divide" focused on Bay State wind projects that have generated local opposition. It failed to mention those that coexist peacefully with their neighbors. Why?
When I read the story, I happened to be in Sandwich, MA, just a few miles north of the Massachusetts Military Reservations's trio of turbines. This well-sited project offsets the energy demands of a massive groundwater cleanup effort involving 9 treatment plants and more than 100 extraction wells. The neighbors seem content, and a vital drinking water resource is getting safer all the time.
Amidst all the noise about onshore and offshore wind in Massachusetts, wind projects that clean up our carbon emissions and - in this case - our water supplies get all too little attention.