Friday, September 9, 2011

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Appeal of Cape Wind – National Grid Contract

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement today in response to an appeal currently before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding a contract for Cape Wind to sell half of its power to National Grid:

“Once again we find the Patrick Administration making costly decisions with their hearts, and not their heads. We have been down this path before with Evergreen Solar, and we are about to head down this same dead-end path with Cape Wind and National Grid.

It is a sincere fear of mine, that if this decision is not overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, it will lay the framework for a very dangerous and costly precedent here in the Commonwealth.

Gone are the days of sweet-heart, closed door negotiations. Instead, we need to foster an environment of open door, competitive bidding on contracts that have direct, and potentially significant impacts on the wallets of the residents of Massachusetts.”