Friday, November 8, 2013

Cape Wind: investigating the controversy

Following a two week exploration of the Deepwater Horizon event, we began an investigation on another way of producing energy offshore.  The Cape Wind project is significant because both the project and the debate are taking place not far from the Fay campus.  Last week, we identified the various stakeholders in the debate: environmentalists, business owners, property owners, politicians, special interest groups, commercial fishermen, the Coast Guard, local residents, and those who earn their living in the many businesses connected to tourism.  

Next week, students will continue their research and attempt to answer the question: with all we know about the potential impact on maritime pollution and safety, should the Cape Wind project move forward?