Wind Power off the MA Shore; Calls for a Boycott of AZ
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In Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, politicians are calling for a boycott of public business with Arizona, claiming its new immigration law will lead to racial profiling. What about LA’s contracts with Arizona for water and electrical power? We talk with Councilwoman Janice Hahn and others. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, after nine years of divisive debate, the Obama Administration has approved America’s first off-shore wind farm in the waters near Cape Cod. Supporters hail a new, green industry. Opponents fear destruction of a national treasure: Nantucket Sound.
Banner image: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) (L), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is flanked by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) (C) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) (R) and other members of congress during a news conference on immigration April 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Democratic members of congress denounced Arizona's new immigration enforcement law during the news conference. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Windmills off the Coast of Cape Cod? ()
The Obama Interior Department has approved America's first offshore wind-energy project, in shallow waters six miles from Cape Cod and 10 miles from Martha's Vineyard. Cape Wind now has the federal go-ahead to build 130 wind turbines 440 feet tall. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement today in Boston.
- Sean Corcoran: Senior Cape Cod Reporter, WCAI
- Beth Daley: Environment Reporter, Boston Globe, @GlobeBethDaley
- Cliff Carroll: Founder, WindStop.org
- Tom Vinson: Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs, American Wind Energy Association
- Nathanael Greene: Director of Renewable Energy Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Sam Jaffe: Renewable Energy Analyst, IDC Energy Insights
California Leads the Call for a Boycott of Arizona ()
In 1992, Arizona's then-Governor Evan Mecham cancelled Martin Luther King Day and made insensitive comments about minorities and women. The result was an organized decline in tourism and cancellation of numerous conventions and concerts. An upcoming Super Bowl was moved to another state. Now, Arizona's new immigration law has led to calls for similar retribution. The law requires Arizona police to determine if people are in the US illegally and demand that suspects show their papers. Councilwoman Janice Hahn wants the City of Los Angeles to “refrain from conducting business with the state of Arizona.” We speak with Hahn and others.
- Janice Hahn: Candidate, Lieutenant Governor of California
- Jim Nintzel: Senior Writer, Tucson Weekly, @Nintzel
- David Campos: Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Ira Mehlman: Media Director, Federation for American Immigration Reform, @FAIRImmigration
- Tom Saenz: President and General Counsel, MALDEF, @MALDEF
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