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Ted Kennedy is for Alternative Energy, as long as it doesn't effect Nantucket. Is this a Double Standard

A shoal in the center of Nantucket Sound is where Cape Wind Associates hopes to build the nation's first offshore wind farm -- an array of 130 wind turbines capable of generating enough electricity to meet 75 percent of the Cape and Islands' energy needs, without burning any oil or emitting any pollution. The turbines would be miles from any coastal property, barely visible on the horizon. In fact, Cape Wind says they would be farther away from the nearest home than any other electricity generation project in Massachusetts.
But like a lot of well-to-do Cape and Islands landowners and sailing enthusiasts, Kennedy doesn't want to share his Atlantic playground with an energy facility, no matter how clean, green, and nearly unseen. In 2006, he secretly arranged for a poison-pill amendment, never debated in either house of Congress, to be slipped into an unrelated Coast Guard bill.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So, Kennedy is for a cleaner American, as long as it isn't near his home?
    Can someone explain this to me?
    Is it because of politicians like him that we haven't begun the road to alternative fuels?

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Ted Kennedy can't say "good morning" without it having a double standard! The man personifies crooked,dirty politics! He doesn't give two figs whether there is alternative fuel,or any fuel at all. Long as he still gets his big fat paychecks! Typical liberal,and typical Kennedy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • The liberal politician has the only job where they go to the office to work for everyone but those who pay their salary.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • it's all about making money off the american people by saying we need to watch our energy intake the money they take to make these programs get into effect or machines but in the end you don't save enough energy to save the earth and you spent billions on it. in the long run it didn't save any of us any real money. which is way he knows this and says not near me cause he figures he doesn't want to pay into a money pit.

    Answer by melody77 at 4:53 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • you can only get elected if you say the right things to the right ppl. the majority of politicians are scum & i wouldn't be surprised if every single one of them does the same thing as Ted on a daily basis.

    Answer by okmanders at 5:13 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • And this surprises you, how? Those windfarms are supposed to be in the central part of America where alot of Upper East Coast politicians don't live.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 5:27 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Who cares what that murderer thinks. He should be in prison.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • He doesn't want a wind farm near HIS home because they are, contrary to the previous poster, large, somewhat unsightly, they would interfere with Ted Kennedy's toys in the form of cell phone static and nearly impossible TV reception, and they tend to suck little birds in and chop them up, making for unsightly piles of bloody carcasses to be cleaned up. This is too much bother and inconvenience for Mr. Chappiquidick to deal with near HIS home, so he wants it out in the middle of nowhere, or at least away from him, and hang the costs or anything else, as long as his area is a pretty and picturesque playground for the uber rich, he doesn't care, keep the money rolling in.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 7:11 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Look at Al Gore he has been preaching the sky is falling for years yet does not practice what he preaches. Liberals are full of hot air and lack any substance.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • good point, does al gore have a windmill powering his house or solar panels? let's go find a picture of his house.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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