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Senate Proceeding 05-09-06 on May 9th, 2006 :: 0:00:04 to 0:06:04
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Ted Stevens

0:00:04 to 0:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: re fat silt would be built, is one of the most -- facility will be built is one of the most productive fishing grounds in the area. that means this produces offspring. that's where the fish come and

Ted Stevens

0:00:15 to 0:00:33( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: spawn. now, the impact on the shoal will be significant. the piles for each one of these windmills -- there are 130 of them -- are 16 feet in diameter and will be bored down into the shoal to a depth

Ted Stevens

0:00:33 to 0:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: of about 80 feet. this productive area will be littered with -- with 130 holes drilled in it. now these piles will occupy about two acres each -- eve filing will occupy two acres of productive

Ted Stevens

0:00:51 to 0:01:03( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: fishing ground.x navigate ing in and around 132 turbines will make fishing and fishing reproduction in this area nearly impossible. in addition, these turbines will make coast guard search and- and

Ted Stevens

0:01:03 to 0:01:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: reserve could you conditions more difficult. those in massachusetts raise another important point, i believe. developing of ing a wind farm of this size and scale has never been done before. let alone

Ted Stevens

0:01:15 to 0:01:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: in an environment as extreme as the waters of the north atlantic. to put these challenges in perspective, it heaps helps to compare the massachusetts project to the wind farm currently operate ing

Ted Stevens

0:01:29 to 0:01:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: in palms springs palm springs, california. i've gone into that town several times by air. that facility consists of standing 150 feet at the tallest point. their blades are half the length lengths of

Ted Stevens

0:01:43 to 0:01:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: a football field but they're one-third of this size. even on dry land in relatively calm desert climate, the palm springs wind farm has been plagued by serious maintenance complications. mainly, the

Ted Stevens

0:01:55 to 0:02:09( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: wind turbines require constant maintenance and repair. put that into massachusetts sound, mr. president. they require maintenance and re repair constantly. now, this massachusetts project would

Ted Stevens

0:02:09 to 0:02:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: require maintenance and re repair to take place in icy waters of the nantucket sound and the size of these wind fils windmills would dwarf existing land-based wind projects. the windmills in nantucket

Ted Stevens

0:02:19 to 0:02:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: sound would stand nearly three times as tall as those in palm springs with wind blades over a football field in length. just the blade would be a football field in length. now, given the legitimate issues

Ted Stevens

0:02:31 to 0:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: raised by the people of massachusetts and their representatives, i believe it's only fair to allow the state to have a voice, an equal voice, in the debate over the sighting sight of this project

Ted Stevens

0:02:43 to 0:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: of the nantucket sound is not the only place where a project of this kind can be built. in europe, deepwater wind injuring energytechnologies will currently be being developed as as far out as 15 niels in

Ted Stevens

0:02:57 to 0:03:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: 138 feet of water, place ing wind energy facility ies further from the shores reducing the impact on maritime navigation. if this 2,400 wind farm is built further from shore, thrltd there would be a

Ted Stevens

0:03:08 to 0:03:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: number of been fits. it would be removed from boating boating, shipping, ferrying channels, reducing the risk of collision and reducing the potential impact on the navigation which we've asked the coast gart

Ted Stevens

0:03:20 to 0:03:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: disbard to look into. i do support america's use of alternative energy sources including wind forms -- wind farms, wind power. i've supported wind projects in the past during my time as chair of the

Ted Stevens

0:03:38 to 0:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: senate appropriations committee. our committee appropriated over $105 million for wind projects prijs from 2002 to 2006. there was even one in my state around ketchikan -- or katabue. it is the right

Ted Stevens

0:03:51 to 0:04:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: of a state to determine if this type of project is consistent with its efforts to protect its resources and i believe congress should defer to the judgment of massachusetts' congressional delegation,

Ted Stevens

0:04:01 to 0:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: the governor of massachusetts and the people of massachusetts on this matter. states should have a say in the activity ies taking place in the waters adjacent to their shores. this location in particular

Ted Stevens

0:04:15 to 0:04:27( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: deserves special consideration due to the geographic particular particulars of the region. just think: california blocked oil platforms platforms. oregon and washington blocked them before they were even

Ted Stevens

0:04:27 to 0:04:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: built built. we noy have a dispute before the the-- --we now have a dispute before the congress over the potential development of gas resources 170 miles over off the state of florida. we're talking

Ted Stevens

0:04:40 to 0:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: about this is three miles. this is within a sound that is one of the really, i think -- i've only been there two or three times, but it's a place -- if over go to it, you wouldn't forget it. it

Ted Stevens

0:04:50 to 0:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: is not a place that deserves to have this impact. and the residents of massachusetts will have to live with the impact of this project. and they must have a greater role in determine ing the fate of this

Ted Stevens

0:05:04 to 0:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: treasured area. this bill, h.r. 889, as agreed to by the conference committee, i think rightly awards the state of massachusetts this greater authority in the decisions regarding this project. so i'm

Ted Stevens

0:05:19 to 0:05:32( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: here today to urge the house and the senate to listen to the people of massachusetts, and particularly to listen to their senior senator. i'd be pleased to yield whatever time i might have remaining, and

Ted Stevens

0:05:32 to 0:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: i think i only had another ten minutes or so -- i'd yield it to the senator from massachusetts. pardon me. that would be on the senator's time. i think we have 30 minutes on this side and 30 minutes

Ted Stevens

0:05:46 to 0:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Stevens: on that side; is that correct? the presiding officer: there are 14 minutes remaining on the majority side. mr. stevens: is there time on the democratic side for the senator from massachusetts?

Edward Kennedy

0:06:04 to 0:06:17( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: mr. kennedy: we're rotating back and forth, and i'd be glad to work that out with him. mr. stevens: we have to stay is on the subject matter? mr. enzi: we had some latitude here to allow 20 minutes

Edward Kennedy

0:06:04 to 0:15:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward Kennedy

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