Pro-Cape Wind ralliers marched 66 miles and ended with an event at Barnstable Town Hall last Monday, calling for the Town of Barnstable to withdraw its lawsuit against the Cape Wind offshore wind farm and to stop taking money from oil billionaire Bill Koch.
The protesters challenged the town's lawsuit against the FAA for issuing a permit to Cape Wind to construct wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. They also challenged Koch, who owns a home in Osterville, for spending over $1.5 million to impede the turbine construction for more than a decade, according to capecodtoday.com.
The "Energy Exodus" march spanned 66 miles from Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset to Hyannis, over six days. According to capecodonline.com, about 50 hikers participated in the walk.
Speakers scheduled to speak at the event included Barbara Hill, former Executive Director of Clean Power Now; Craig Altemose, Executive Director of Better Future Project; Emily Edgerly, member of Students for a Just and Stable Future; and Ben Thompson, member of Students for a Just and Stable Future and Energy Exodus co-lead organizer.