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In this Feb. 24, 2006 file photo, a wind turbine stands generating power next to the Hull, Mass., High School in the shadow of Boston. The Obama administration faces a tough choice in the bitter, long-running fight over plans to build the nation's first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod. Two of President Obama's key allies are on opposite sides: Sen. Edward Kennedy, a leading foe of the project, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
In this Feb. 24, 2006 file photo, a wind turbine stands generating power next to the Hull, Mass., High School in the shadow of Boston. The Obama administration faces a tough choice in the bitter, long-running fight over plans to build the nation's first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod. Two of President Obama's key allies are on opposite sides: Sen. Edward Kennedy, a leading foe of the project, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Tensions are running high in the Cape Cod community of Falmouth after last night's Town Meeting, which failed to approve a measure to dismantle the town's two wind turbines.

Falmouth would have become the first community in the country to decide to tear its turbines down, at a cost of $14 million — almost half of which would have had to be borrowed.

The vote needed a two-thirds majority, but fell just short — 125-72 — angering many residents who've long complained about the turbines' ill effects on their health.

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Sean Teehan, reporter with the Cape Cod Times.

This segment aired on April 10, 2013.

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