Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wellfleet Selectmen Nix Turbine Project

Good news! Last night there was a special meeting of the Select Board, held at the library. Although the town had seemed to embrace wind power at Town Meeting, second thoughts made many of us, myself included, decide the wind turbine at White Crest was not such a good idea. I think the water tower hammered the last nail into the coffin, taking residents by surprise with its ugliness. The turbine would have been much taller and hard to miss. While many of us support alternative energy, it is a fact that Wellfleet attracts tourists with its stretches of wild landscape along Ocean View Drive, and any wind turbine there would disrupt the view. I applaud the Select Board's willingness to listen to town residents who were active in stopping the wind turbine project.