U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, second left, answers questions during a press conference where he announced that the federal government will formally accept applications to develop wind farms off... more 
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, second left, answers questions during a press conference where he announced that the federal government will formally accept applications to develop wind farms off the Rhode Island coast, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in North Kingstown, R.I.. Surrounding Salazar are Rep. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., left, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., second right, and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., right. (AP Photo/Stew Milne) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Stew Milne
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 1:03 PM EDT