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Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:39 AM

2. Or maybe even a democrat like Kennedy

Anna Badkhen, Chronicle Staff Writer November 21, 2004

...But to many Cape Codders, concern for global warming does not justify spoiling a view -- one that also does wonders for the local tourist trade.

Massachusetts' Republican Gov. Mitt Romney and Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, whose family compound in Hyannis would look out at the wind farm -- have warned that the unsightly turbines would depress property values and damage the local economy, which relies heavily on tourism...

Kennedy said through his spokesman, David Smith, that he was opposed to "turning over public lands for private commercial use."

Kennedy's nephew, Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent New York environmentalist, has also spoken against the wind farm.

"People go to the cape because they want to connect themselves with the history and the culture," he told Boston's NPR affiliate, WBUR, in 2002. "They want to see the same scenes the Pilgrims saw when they landed at Plymouth Rock. "...

This kneejerking would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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