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News :: Environment
Protest Greenpeace pro-privatization tour!
20 Aug 2006
They must be confronted for their complicity in the corporate privatization of America and playing god squad with the wildlife of Nantucket Sound.
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I've just returned to the mainland from Martha's Vineyard where Greenpeace was holding its "Wind Tour" of the Cape & Islands
(see: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/ships/witness-2/witness-tour-schedul )

Like their pro-corporate publicity says: "Join us in supporting America's first offshore wind farm", which of course is Cape Wind, the ill-conceived industrial wind farm proposed for our relatively pristine Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind is the right project in the WRONG place. It will privatize the commons (the public waters of Nantucket Sound) and make its corporate backers rich while trashing the public commons. Also, if its way ugly transformers are ever destroyed by a storm it could dump tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Sound, coating birds' feathers, destroying their health and mobility and polluting the aquatic environment.[ For more info see: http://www.saveoursound.org/ ]

Greenpeace has once again tarnished its reputation fronting for corporate America and attacking well respected environmentalists like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. who came out against Cape Wind in a New York Times op-ed piece See: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/opinion/16kennedy.html?ex=1292389200&e
These "environmentalists" and others are using the same hostile corporate tactics on Cape Wind opponents that corporations have used on them in the past. They must be confronted for their complicity in the corporate privatization of America and playing god squad with the wildlife of Nantucket Sound.

Here is the schedule of their Hot Air Tour on the Cape & Islands. PLEASE be sure to let people know the OTHER SIDE of the Cape Wind story at these events:

Aug 21 and 22 Woods Hole 11-5 pm
Location: the Witness will be at anchor. Inflatable boats will transport visitors from the Town Ramp and Dock on Albatross Street next to NMFS Aquarium to the vessel.

Aug 24 and 25 Nantucket 11-5 pm
Location: Boat Basin Marina, Straight Wharf

Aug 26 Hyannis 5-7:30 pm
Location: the Witness will be at anchor. Inflatable boats will transport visitors from the Ocean Street Town Docks to the vessel.

Aug 27 and 28 Hyannis 11-5 pm
Location: the Witness will be at anchor. Inflatable boats will transport visitors from the Ocean Street Town Docks to the vessel.

Sept 1 and 2 Provincetown 11-5 pm
Sept 3 Provincetown 11-4 pm
Location: MacMillian Pier

Sept 4 Hyannis 10-3 pm
Location: TBA

Clean Energy Events:
Aug 30 West Barnstable 7 pm

Offshore Wind Discussion with Jens Larsen, Director for Copenhagen Environment and Energy Office and project manager for Denmark’s Middelgrunden offshore wind project.

Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable

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