A U-turn on wind farms
It would behoove us as citizens to do as much research as possible to understand the full ramifications of the impact before these [wind farm] are installed. Once they go in, they are here to stay. A once thriving community will be dismantled -- forever.
May 30, 2010
by Mike Mills
in Roanoke Times
Mills lives on Poor Mountain.
Recently, it came to light that a wind farm is proposed on Poor Mountain. On the surface, this proposal seemed like a good idea to aid in our reduction of coal-based energy, which can be devastating to our environment.
I believed this idea, having not researched beyond the mainstream green value of this concept. Thankfully, a neighbor dug into this to see the outcomes in other areas where these farms have been installed. After reading his research, I felt compelled to further my understanding of the technology and what its impact could be on... [continue via Web link]