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Cape Cod wind farm gains government approval


On Cape Cod supporters of renewable energy are celebrating the government's first approval of an offshore wind farm. The debate over finding new energy sources has gained new urgency as the oil continues to gush from a broken well into the Gulf of Mexico.

The BBC's Philippa Thomas went to Massachusetts to find out if Americans are willing to break their dependence on oil and pay for new alternatives.


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