Falmouth’s Fall Town Meeting will again be asked to fund the town’s wind turbine “white elephants.” This, even after Gov. Charlie Baker admitted to the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington DC that Falmouth’s project failed due to how and where the turbines were sited. Who were the town’s advisors and experts on this? Why it was the state and its Mass Clean Energy Center agency – that’s who.
The governor’s admission has, so far, been without action. He’s left Falmouth to face the financial consequences alone. This lack of state support underscores the caution necessary when government promises become a community’s economic burden.