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Our landscape has been pillaged for more than 70 years

Shame on the county commissioners for allowing this to continue and shame on the Maryland legislators for rejecting Delegate Beitzel's legislation to allow the commissioners to establish some controls such as boundary set backs (a day late and a dollar short). Finally, shame on us for allowing the eastern wind barons to bamboozle the citizens of both counties.

The first wound to the landscape of Garrett and Allegany counties was a scar on Eagle Rock Road by the Constellation Energy Company, a wind turbine company.

Over 70 years ago the eastern coal barons started stripping coal with out any planning or restrictions whatsoever, until former Delegate B. O. Aiken passed legislation that required back filling and reclamation of the disturbed topsoil. Later, former Sen. Ed Mason successfully passed legislation that restricted mining on a slope greater than 20 degrees known as the steep slope mining law.

Today the eastern wind barons are devastating our landscape without regulations or control. This is just the beginning from here-on it's helter-skelter to erect these abominable 400-foot monstrosities.

Shame on the county commissioners for allowing this to continue and shame on the Maryland legislators for rejecting Delegate Beitzel's legislation to allow the commissioners to establish some controls such as boundary set backs (a day late and a dollar short).

Finally, shame on us for allowing the eastern wind barons to bamboozle the citizens of both counties.

It may not be too late, but a good try may pay off. Call... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The first wound to the landscape of Garrett and Allegany counties was a scar on Eagle Rock Road by the Constellation Energy Company, a wind turbine company.

Over 70 years ago the eastern coal barons started stripping coal with out any planning or restrictions whatsoever, until former Delegate B. O. Aiken passed legislation that required back filling and reclamation of the disturbed topsoil. Later, former Sen. Ed Mason successfully passed legislation that restricted mining on a slope greater than 20 degrees known as the steep slope mining law.

Today the eastern wind barons are devastating our landscape without regulations or control. This is just the beginning from here-on it's helter-skelter to erect these abominable 400-foot monstrosities.

Shame on the county commissioners for allowing this to continue and shame on the Maryland legislators for rejecting Delegate Beitzel's legislation to allow the commissioners to establish some controls such as boundary set backs (a day late and a dollar short).

Finally, shame on us for allowing the eastern wind barons to bamboozle the citizens of both counties.

It may not be too late, but a good try may pay off. Call the commissioners and the representatives and express your concerns or disappointment about the continued rape of our beautiful Garrett County.

Oh! Yes! Finally, in closing, I was against the destruction of the Garrett County Courthouse, I was against the prisons in Allegany County, I am against the Route 219 Oakland bypass, and now I'm against these infernal wind turbines.


Source: http://times-news.com/opini...

APR 7 2010
http://www.windaction.org/posts/25549-our-landscape-has-been-pillaged-for-more-than-70-years
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