Not in my backyard. Or not on my beach. That is what many of Nantucket Sound’s wealthy residents have said to a proposal that would place 130 wind turbines in the middle of one of the most affluent and storied areas in the world. Ted Kennedy may be for the environment, but what happens when an ambitious proposal to build a wind-farm blocks the view from his mansion on the Cape?

As Robert Whitcomb, co-author of Cape Wind says, “America is run by dinner parties not by political parties.”

This week’s got docs? Cape Wind: The Fight for the Future of Power in America reveals why the largest single greenhouse gas reduction initiative in the United States may be killed. A work in progress, this film previews a battle that will likely be replayed as America confronts climate change.

Filmmakers Robbie Gemmel and Daniel Coffin have been working for more than a year on the film. They’ve sent us this trailer in an effort to raise funds to complete the project. To learn more or to lend your financial support to Cape Wind visit their website at

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.