I apologize for this unsolicited e-mail. I have found your name through reading about the current 'debate' regarding the increasing blight of windmills on Vermont's mountains.
While I currently list my residence as NH on my IRS returns, I was born in Bennington and grew up in Bennington and Searsburg. I own one of the two houses that currently suffer form the noise that the existing windmills generate. My mother owns the other house suffering from this. My cousins own two other properties in town and my great great grandfather was the original resident in my family. Assuming the national forest is not infested with more industrial generating stations, I intend to retire to my house in Searsburg.
While I am a 'tree-hugger', I am in the more traditional sense. I purchased the property in Searsburg from my family because it is isolated old woods of the type that gave Vermont it's reputation that is cliched as "Vermont" with the flatlanders. I truly cherish the quiet of the woods. Yesterday, while Wilmington, Bennington & Brattleboro had clear sky, we had a morning of snow lit by the rising sun. No amount of poetic exageration can adequately describe this.
Please count me among those that vehemently oppose the expansion of this crazed idea of environmentally 'friendly' energy production. Windmills are NOT environmentally friendly when implemented whis way. Please feel free to use my as an example of someone who is DIRECTLY adversely effected by these noisy, UGLY industrial generators.
I am more than willing to provide whatever input you would desire in the goal of preserving Vermont's unique landscape.