Don't sacrifice our mountains to save the planet
Today, we are confronted by the crisis of climate change. Descriptions are so fearful, confusing, and occasionally contradictory that it's hard to know what to think. We each try to do what we can to reduce our personal impact on the earth, and ponder how to preserve the planet from a catastrophic fate that could be imminent and irreversible.
For many people, renewable energy has become the panacea: producing power from wind, trees, grasses, and the sun.
by Eleanor Tillinghast
in Hill Country Observer
On May 9, 1960, just days after Gary Powers in his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and America was seized by fears of Cold War escalation and nuclear annihilation, a committee of three men in southwestern Massachusetts convened an emergency meeting.
They were the Mount Everett Reservation Commission, and they had received an urgent letter from Western Union.
At the request of the president, for national security, Western Union was rapidly erecting communications towers, coast to coast, and a tower on Mount Everett was critical to complete the network. A decision was needed immediately.
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