Not in My Back Bay

Everybody likes the idea of windmills, but nobody wants to live near them--not even in Massachusetts

Windmills make sense. They generate clean, renewable energy without contributing to global warming or our reliance on Middle Eastern oil. They are also big and bizarre-looking and can generate resistance in heavily populated areas. So you would think there would be no easier placeto build a wind farm than fivemiles off the coast of eco-friendly Massachusetts.

But you would be wrong, judging by the reception Cape Wind Associates is getting for its plan to build 170 high-tech windmills in the glittering expanse of sea and sun that lies between Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Although...

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