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WIND OF CHANGE

Limited benefits of project don’t outweigh sacrilege

April 30, 2010

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IT IS with great sadness and regret that my family and neighbors accept the approval of Cape Wind (“Cape Wind OK’d in a first for the nation,’’ Page A1, April 29). In our opinion, the limited benefits have never outweighed the sacrilege of destroying one of nature’s most beautiful places.

To my many friends and colleagues who have supported this project, I issue a small challenge. Come this summer and spend a day on Loop Beach in Cotuit; stay for sunrise and sunset. Appreciate God’s watercolor canvas of sand, beach grass, and blue water extending far into the horizon. Then, return in two years as that glorious blue vision is replaced by a vast industrial park of turning behemoths obliterating the horizon during the day and lighting up the sky like a New Jersey oil farm at night. Come see what you will have destroyed.

John W. French
Cotuit

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