Romney said he discussed the proposal with House Speaker Thomas Finneran and stateSenate President Robert Travaglini, and that both were receptive.Romney did not mention the Nantucket Sound wind project proposed by Cape WindAssociates during the 15 minutes he spoke at the conference, held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.But afterward, Romney said he remains opposed to the use of Nantucket Sound for such a proposal, because of the "visual impact" of the towers. Cape Wind Associates wants to build 130 turbines over a 24-square-mile area about 5 miles from Barnstable andYarmouth's southern shorelines. It would be the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters.The towers would be visible from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in a portion of the sound popular with boaters and fishermen."I'm enthusiastic about renewables, I'm enthusiastic about wind, about solar cells and newtechnology, but I don't think that the location in Nantucket Sound is the right place for amajor project of the nature that has been proposed due to the visual impact," Romneysaid, reiterating the position he took during last year's campaign."I love wind technology. I'd love to see it used in Massachusetts. I'm just afraid that in a place that is key to our tourism economy, and is a national treasure, from a visualstandpoint it's just the wrong place to put a project like that," Romney said. "It's a little bitlike saying, 'The Grand Canyon has great winds, let's put a windmill project in the GrandCanyon.'" But Romney also said he is hesitant to support a moratorium on offshore windfarms or the designation of Nantucket Sound as a national marine sanctuary, as proposed by state Attorney General Thomas Reilly and U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass.,respectively.Reilly wants a moratorium until federal regulations for siting, competitive bidding,royalties and lease payments are in place, while Delahunt thinks Nantucket Sound needs protection from commercial development."I wouldn't want in any way to try and prevent the development and expansion of windtechnology," Romney said. "But I would, however, not want to see wind technologyemployed in a highly visually impactful way in Nantucket Sound."But if the Delahunt and Reilly proposals are limited to the Cape Wind proposal "alone,"Romney said, "then I would have a great deal of interest."Romney is due to meet this morning with Reilly and Delahunt at the Statehouse."The moratorium I am interested in applies to the Cape Wind project," Reilly saidyesterday. "If we stop that, that should give Congress the time to work on a regulatoryframework for other renewable energy projects. If we can get that off the table, we can goto square one."