To the Editor:
Let’s picture the commercial wind turbines and hurricane Carol, August 30, 1954. We need to prevent owners from quickly leaving the twisted wreckage behind for the taxpayers to clean up. They could stand there, unworkable, rusted and broken because they are too expensive to repair. The state will require more taxpayer incentives to repair the damage.
The Canon Street Power Plant in New Bedford is an example of a complete failure in public policy by Massachusetts government. In 1954, high tides closed the grossly contaminated site. The toxic plant sits there today, abandoned because it’s too expensive to clean up.
Current Massachusetts legislation lacks a one-chance opportunity to look back on past mistakes and prevent turning the state into a steel-cage arena that looks like a scene from an apocalyptic movie.