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  • 05.20.10

Infographic: Nantucket Windfarm vs. Gulf Oil Spill, Which Impacts the Environment More?

Both the oil spill and Cape Wind will leave lasting impacts. But the negative impact of the toxic oil spill outweighs that of our biggest, latest, best effort at a sustainable energy project.

Infographic: Nantucket Windfarm vs. Gulf Oil Spill, Which Impacts the Environment More?

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We’re not even half through 2010 and already we have had the chance to witness two environmental events for the books–the ever-growing oil spill in the Gulf and the approval of the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. Both the oil spill and Cape Wind will leave lasting impacts on the Gulf of Mexico and Cape Cod, respectively. But make no mistake. The negative impact of the toxic oil spill outweighs that of our biggest, latest, best effort at a sustainable energy project. Below, a closeup:

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Infographic by the people at NG Oil & Gas

About the author

Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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