17 Jul '12, 2pm

Mitt Romney may have a few million reasons to oppose wind power: Yes, there's a Koch involved.

Mitt Romney may have a few million reasons to oppose wind power: Yes, there's a Koch involved.

Some day, Massachusetts’ Cape Wind project could generate 454 megawatts of power for the state, using 130 turbines located off the shore of Nantucket. It could tap into an innovative, undersea backbone — supported by a partnership including Google — running along the East Coast. Some day. The project has been plagued by opposition and government intervention; most recently, a D.C. appeals court ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to revisit its assessment of the risk to aircraft . And if Mitt Romney — who’s become increasingly hostile to wind projects — becomes president, he just might heed the wishes of one of his richest backers and let the project die. Computer-generated view of Cape Wind from Nantucket. Click to embiggen. Some of the strongest opposition to Cape Wind has come from grassroots community groups like Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound . The Allian...

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