Sugarland Wind Project near Lake Okeechobee could be Florida’s first wind farm

The Herald continues: When it comes to clean energy projects like wind farms, where people stand on a proposal sometimes depends on where they sit. Take the case of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, certainly a champion of green causes — until someone proposed building a wind farm off Cape Cod, where the liberal lion liked to do his sailing. He fought the wind farm until he died.

The Palm Beach County site, 13,000 acres of private sugar land between Lake Okeechobee and the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, is located in the main flight path for North American migratory birds. And that has led to opposition from an unlikely source: the nature-loving local Audubon and Sierra Club chapters.

For the complete story: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/09/2841589/florida-wind-farms-antagonists.html

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