Tribes: Turbine site is sacred

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Officials from two federally recognized Indian tribes say they are frustrated in their attempts to protect what they consider a sacred site from becoming part of an offshore wind farm.

The two tribes want federal officials to deny a permit to Cape Wind for Horseshoe Shoal and move the proposed 130 wind turbines to another site.

Objections

Both the Mashpee Wampanoag and the Wampanoag of Gay Head (Aquinnah) have two main objections to the Cape Wind project:

  • It would destroy a sacred site where ancestors fished, hunted and possibly were buried.
  • It would obstruct their view of the horizon, thus interfering with their spiritual well-being.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090715/NEWS/907150321

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