PSC decision a mistake
We sometimes find ourselves so desperate that we are like dogs at the foot of the table begging for scraps and we will take whatever is thrown to us. Is this worth tearing up our mountains? Something that barely works? Barely may be pushing it. Instead, let's tear up a ridgeline to develop something that won't even keep the lights on a consistent basis to the homes at the foot of Laurel Mountain.
Call me selfish, but I prefer these mountains that surround this area to remain untouched.
December 20, 2008
by Clark Martin
in The Inter Mountain
The recent OK of the West Virginia PSC was and is a big mistake on the wind turbine project on the Laurel Mountain ridgeline.
With all that is on the plate of the PSC, when do they have time to study each project that is before them? Why was it so easy to put the Pendleton County project on hold, but give the green light to this one?
A few facts: According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 52 percent of the electricity is generated by coal, 22 percent by nuclear fission and 13.5 percent natural gas. Wind Power? That's 0.4 percent.
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