Stossel to look at problems in National Parks, wind power, growth issues


This Friday's 20/20 includes a look at some of the nasty things, including rape and murder, that are happening in America's National Parks; a course that teaches women to brag about themselves (this is supposed to be a good thing); an interview with the pop star Monica; and Barbara reprises her interview with Kobe Bryant, now that he's been accused of rape and denied it.

My column is about Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Walter Cronkite, and the environmentalists who say they are big supporters of wind power (electricity generated by windmills), but now object to a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, off Cape Cod, Mass. Kennedy says he's "strongly in favor of wind-energy production at sea," but doesn't want a wind farm on Nantucket Sound (where his family might see it from their elegant compound in Hyannis Port). Cronkite, who has a summer home nearby, did a commercial for the wind farm opponents in which he says, "Our natural treasures should be off limits to industrialization and Nantucket Sound is one of those treasures."

Give Me A Break. The acronym used to be NIMBY (Not In My Backyard), but now it ought to be BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody).


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