Mosquitoes something to bat around
There seems to be no good way to properly site these turbines on unspoiled Appalachian mountains without causing irreparable damage. The State Corporation Commission has an opportunity to do the right thing by heeding the growing warnings about negative, cumulative effects its own experts are offering.
March 9, 2006
by Editorial Staff
in The Recorder
When the proposal for an industrial wind facility first arose here more than three years ago, few people thought a main concern would be the consequences to bats and birds.
Our bat friends are often unappreciated except by the most avid watchers and scientists. While birds are adored for their beauty and charm, bats have the unfortunate, and misguided, reputation of being sinister, rabies-carrying, black creatures of the night. Most of us don’t give them much thought unless they make their way into our homes or outbuildings where they require rapid exit with a broom.
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