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Feds Green Light Wind Farms from NJ to Va

The Interior Department has give a green light to a plan that would lease a huge offshore area along the Mid-Atlantic coast running from New Jersey to Virginia for wind-farm projects.

The announcement from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was reported Friday in the Baltimore Sun, which quoted him as saying federal studies had shown there would be “no significant impact to the environment, shipping or other activities” as a result of allowing developers to build offshore turbines to generate electricity.

The newspaper said the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to start the lease-bidding process with about 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland. The Sun noted that at least eight companies had expressed an interest in developing wind farms along the state’s coast.

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  • mystic

    THIS SHOWS HOW DAMN STUPID THE PEOPLE RUNNING THIS COUNTRY REALLY ARE. THEY ARE GOING BACK CENTURIES AND BUILDING THE MONSTROSITIES THAT TOOK UP GREAT PORTIONS OF LAND. THE IDIOTIC TERRORIST RULING AMERICA AND THE IDIOTS OF VIRGINIA, NEW JERSEY, MARYLAND, ETC., ARE HITTING TOO MUCH COCAINE, HEROIN, METH AND ANY OTHER BRAIN/MIND ALTERING CRAP OUT THERE. YOU IDIOTS NEED TO DRILL FOR OIL, GAS, MINE COAL AND USE SCIENCE TO MAKE IT A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENERGY. IT HAS ALREADY BEEN SAID THAT THE WINDMILL TURBINES WILL INTERFERE WITH AIRPLANES, ETC.. THE IDIOT PICKENS (SAM?) I THINK IS THE IDIOT THAT CAME UP WITH THIS “SOLUTION” A FEW YEARS AGO. THIS OLD MAN NEEDS TO FIND A NURSING HOME AND LET INTELLIGENT PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WHO AREN’T GETTING BRIBED BY THE SENILES TO TAKE THEM BACK TO THEIR CHILDHOODS FOR PRIMITIVE ENERGY. THIS WILL RUIN THIS COUNTRY IN MANY WAYS. OLD KEN SALAZAR IS A GOOD “PAL” OF THE TERRORIST RULING AMERICA AND JUST USING ANOTHER TACTIC OF “KILLING” THE MODERN DAY AMERICAN LIFE. THEY HAVE BROUGHT AMERICA DOWN TO ALMOST NOTHING NOW. THEY INTEND TO DESTROY AMERICA IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE AND THIS IS JUST ONE MORE WAY. THE DA%N IDIOTS WILL PROBABLY GIVE ALL THE COMPANIES $BILLIONS TO PRETEND TO BUILD THEM AND THEN THEY WILL FILE BANKRUPTCY LIKE SOLYNDRA AND OTHERS THAT GOT TAXPAYERS MONEY, GAVE THEIR CEOS, ETC. $MILLION, $BILLION BONUSES AS THEY LEFT THE EMPTY BUILDINGS AND THE TERRORISTS AND ALL OF THE IDIOTS IN D.C. SEES NOTHING WRONG WITH THEIR CROOKED DEALS. IT’S TIME THE PEOPLE TAKE AMERICA BACK BEFORE THE SECOND OBAMA (ROMNEY) TAKES OVER. WITH SOROS THINKING THAT ROMNEY AND OBAMA ARE “VERY MUCH THE SAME” DOESN’T SOUND GOOD BECAUSE BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER AND MONEY TALKS ESPECIALLY IN THIS CROOKED GOVERNMENT. THAT’S HOW THE WORST TERRORIST AMERICA HAS EVER ENCOUNTERED GOT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE AND IS DESTROYING AMERICA DAILY.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND CLEAN ALL THE TRASH OUT OF AMERICA.
    THIS COUNTRY NEEDS NEWT GINGRICH, SARAH PALIN, HERMAN CAIN BECAUSE THEY LOVE AMERICA, GUTS TO STAND UP AND PROTECT IT.

  • SweetOlBob

    Oh Goodie ! Now we can have government sponsored and financed noise, fires, and a scattering of dead birds over all these areas . And we can reap the benefits of lots of (er — well maybe just a little) power when the wind blows. We won’t talk about still days, will we ? Neither will we talk about other government financed or guaranteed loans for other green scams.
    That would be downright uncouth !

  • Jose C

    How come Ken Salazar doesn’t dare approve the wind farms in front of the Kennedy compound in Martha’s vineyard? Too much heat?
    These wind farms have to go. Not only in NJ and Va but all over the U.S. I have one of those monstrosity farms in my area and they do nothing but scar the earth and kill birds and the beauty of the landscape.

  • Vern

    of course “at lease 8 companies have expressed interest.” They can grab half a billion of our dollars, claim BANKRUPTCY (like SOLYNDRA did), ship the money overseas (like MFGLOBAL did) and mainstream media can turn a bline eye to it all. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SOMEONE PUT OBAMA OUT OF HIS/OUR MISERY BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

  • Curtis

    if you mention Ron Paul’s name on the net you will get blocked! Maybe they’re afraid of freedom?

  • AliveStillKickin

    Solyndra on steroids!
    Welcome to Holland circa 1890

  • Buck

    Oh! Yeah! More poisoning of the water and soil producing rare earth minerals needed to build these things .

  • Texas Rebel

    The whole wind industry is a joke. Most are built in Germany and cost 3 to 4 mil a piece. They never really produce enough energy to be cost effective. Green Energy is just like global warming BullSh@t!!

    • Navy Veteran

      Go to Jonesboro, AR. And take a look at a huge wind farm . There’s just one little problem. There isn’t enough wind to keep the worthless contraptions going.

  • Julian

    Bird killers are good for the enviroment but an underground pipeline is not???

  • Julian

    I guess their are some that would like to see the Eagle wiped out and all that it stands for. Tell your congressman that you would like to know why everyone who accidently kills an Eagle is fined huge amounts of money yet an industry that slaughters them wholesale is not.

  • Oldsailor65

    O M G

    OBAMA MUST GO