For near neighbors, turbines a noisy prospect
When the developer that sold the Tudors their $500,000 home and acreage proposed an 80-turbine wind farm on nearby land, the couple were shocked.
"We're devastated that our developer, after creating this pristine residential community, now aims to spoil our scenery with monstrous wind turbines," the Tudors wrote.
December 14, 2011
by Becky Kramer
in The Spokesman-Review
KITTITAS, Wash. - Greg and Barb Tudor left their suburban Bellevue neighborhood for solitude and open sky in eastern Kittitas County. It was the perfect antidote, they said, to years of gray drizzle and congestion.
From their retirement home on a ridge, the Tudors look out over thousands of acres of sagebrush-covered landscape. The wind gusting over the nearby hills carries the aromatic tang of desert plants, and at night the sky is often dark enough to see the Milky Way.
When the developer that sold the Tudors their $500,000 home and acreage proposed an 80-turbine wind farm on nearby land, the... [continue via Web link]