Kerry urges feds to OK loans for Cape Wind project
U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is urging federal officials to approve a key portion of Cape Wind's financing plan.
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#1 Feb 21, 2011
Environmental Injustice in New Bedford -Palmer's Island
New Bedford is involved with a 25 to 50 million construction of an ocean wind turbine port . The ocean wind turbine project will be built on or near Palmer's Island to Blackmer Street at the South end of the harbor. The ocean wind turbine port will be located near the toxic Cannon Power Street Power Plant with one of the most toxic marine environments in the United States. The entire ocean wind project announced last Oct 20th at a ceremony by state officials last Oct 20.2010. The project needs to be completed by December of 2011.
The New Bedford Harbor Trustee Council and the state Department of Environmental Protection have been asked by the City of New Bedford to fund 7.9 million dollars to build a tern restoration and shellfish area as part of a restoration project at Palmer's Island in New Bedford. The same location as the ocean wind port and next to the toxic power plant.
We have to ask how the funding of terns and shellfish can be done at the same location as a brand new ocean wind turbine port that includes state owned land and at what point do you call leaving an old toxic power plant next door with fuel oil, tar, coal tar, cyanide, lead paint, asbestos, guano (excrement from seabirds, seals and bats), asbestos and mold.
These three items ,Palmers Island Restoration ,Ocean Wind Turbine Port and Cannon Steet Power Plant are all located in the South End of New Bedford Harbor .We have to ask about the the co-modification of land, water, energy and air. Who will be held accountable for government policies and regulation.
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