Bedford visitors bureau against wind turbines
BEDFORD — The county’s visitors bureau has spoken out against wind turbines, saying they will not boost tourism.
April 21, 2006
by Allison Bourg
in Altoona Mirror
“A lot of the reasons people come here, especially people from the cities, is to view the unspoiled landscape,” director Dennis Tice said. “We just felt it was important that we take a stand on this issue, and that stand is that it’s not going to help tourism, that’s for sure.”
While nothing’s definite, wind developers from Oregon, Florida and Washington, D.C., have been courting landowners for months, hoping to convince them to lease their property for a turbine.
The possible project has prompted residents on both sides of the debate to come forward to talk about why turbines... [continue via Web link]