The long debated Cape Wind farm comes one small step closer to completion. The air force is once again saying that the wind farm will NOT interfere with the PAVE PAWS radar station at Otis National Air Force Base. This removes yet another issue that opponents of the wind farm can use to say it wont/shouldn’t be installed.
Air Force officials are standing behind their initial findings that the proposed 130-turbine Cape Wind project would not interfere with the Air Force’s PAVE PAWS radar station in Sagamore.
The most recent conclusion by the Air Force Space Command echoes the findings from a 2004 study in which it reached the conclusion that 417-foot-tall turbines would not adversely affect the radar operations at PAVE PAWS. (via)
The only issue left for opponents of the wind farm to argue about is the aesthetic nature of the project. Which may become a moot argument if rising sea levels destroy cape cod. Cape wind could represent America’s first step towards a broad and aggressive fight against global warming. Without such a fight, many of the wind farms strongest opponents would be forced to move as the ocean swallows more and more of their lavish beach front property. To quote a great philosopher who once said “isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?”