Massachusetts tribes aim to take the wind out of a wind farm

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Reporting from Oak Bluffs, Mass. – The Wampanoag Indians of southeastern Massachusetts welcomed the Pilgrims when they arrived on the Mayflower nearly 400 years ago. But now they’re trying to stop another newcomer — wind turbines.

Citing customs and religious practices recorded since the earliest contact with Europeans, two local tribes have blocked, at least for now, America’s first planned offshore wind farm and the Obama administration’s efforts to promote renewable sources of energy.

Los Angles Times

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