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Book Gauges Cape Wind Battle

It was about six years ago when the battle began over putting the nation's first wind farm in Nantucket Sound...and a truce is not expected any time soon.

One on the one side are renewable energy supporters of Cape Wind Associates' founder Jim Gordon who plans to put 130 wind turbines about six miles off the Cape Cod coast.

On the other side is a well organized, well connected group of people who say a wind farm would industrialize the area and destroy Nantucket Sound.

While the project has won some preliminary state approval, federal officials said last month that their review will take another year.

The lengthy legal and political fight is the subject of the new book "Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound."

WBUR's Bob Oakes talks with co-authors Robert Whitcomb, Editorial Page Editor for The Providence Journal, and Wendy Williams, who's an author and science journalist based on Cape Cod.

This program aired on May 9, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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