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Cape Wind hopes loan not blown
Boston Herald, by Greg Turner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/13/2013 4:58:33 AM

Cape Wind is back in line for a big loan from the Obama administration, over the objections of project opponents and Republican congressmen who are sounding the alarm about investing taxpayer cash in another potential Solyndra. The U.S. Department of Energy shelved the offshore wind developer’s request for $2 billion in federal aid in 2011 because of a lack of progress, but recently reconsidered the application — although reportedly for a smaller amount. The fresh look at a loan guarantee, to fund the construction 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound, riled up Cape Wind’s most vehement critic.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/13/2013 6:01:50 AM     (No. 9173551)

When Obama suffers a setback on rewarding his donors with free government money,disguised as loans,he simply regroups and pushes the same plan,even if it is less money. The energy kooks want pristine environments when it comes to conventional supply but don´t mind these eyesores looking out the window and massacring the bird population.Cats have become the new villain in killing birds not wind farms.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/13/2013 1:32:38 PM     (No. 9174291)

Why doesn´t Joe Kennedy get his buddy Hugo to fund it

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