Catskills are wrong place for wind turbines
From an environmental standpoint, wind power creates a huge paradox. It does provide “clean fuel” benefits, but wind turbines also exact a heavy toll on the surrounding area.
I recently traveled through the Carbondale section of Pennsylvania. Wind turbines have been allowed to flourish there. They are not simply part of the landscape. They are the landscape. Pure and simple, the wind turbines clearly, eerily dominate everything in that area.
October 25, 2006
by Editorial Staff
in Catskill Mountain News
When our daughter was in elementary school, she came home one day and told us that she spent her recreation period “walking the playground” because several of her classmates had misbehaved. Our daughter and the majority of the class had not done anything wrong, but they were being punished nevertheless.
I can’t help but think of this incident when it comes to the controversy of bringing wind turbines to the Catskill Mountains.
From my point of view, the Catskills are among the places being singled out for punishment for crimes that have been largely committed by others. From a percentage... [continue via Web link]