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This is still a democracy

Before you obediently give over this state to a massive waste of money and environmental damage, research the turbines and learn why this cannot work. (And not the page the sellers put out -- they want money and really don't appear to care about honesty. There are many letters to editors in other states from people who were lied to by the wind developers.) Then advocate for power that does work, does not leave the East Coast in the dark and is commercially viable.

Recently, it was announced that the BLM is holding meetings to get input into where wind turbines should be located. The comment was made that we will be getting turbines, so we might as well have some input.

First, as far as I know, this is still a democracy and turbines cannot survive without massive infusions of federal money. Voting out those who hand out money for worthless projects can stop turbines. We are not held hostage by the federal government, at least not currently.

Let's say that God Gore declares that gravel roads will help with climate change because people drive slower and burn less gas. The feds declare that all interstate routes will also have gravel roads available for those who wish to help the environment by driving slower. The feds come in and hold meetings to decide which towns and which houses have to go to put in the gravel roads. So do Wyoming residents just go in and decide that Arlington can be turned into a gravel road, Rock Springs' main street is good to go for a gravel pathway, and several streets in Cheyenne can go? Then parts of Gillette and Sheridan are handed over. We get to have a vote in what goes, but the feds will build the road.

Sound far-fetched? Truth is the gravel road probably would do more to cut emissions and do no more damage than the turbines. Yet, I doubt citizens would just go "oh, sigh ..." and start voting on what streets to turn to gravel. Why then do they obediently trot in and vote on what parts of Wyoming they want turned into a massive industrial power station?

In the recent heat wave, the power grid on the east coast could not handle the load. Had we not wasted millions and millions on white altars to God Gore, maybe we could have updated the grid and New Yorkers wouldn't be sitting in 100-degree heat with no electricity. Unless of course, that was the goal ...

Before you obediently give over this state to a massive waste of money and environmental damage, research the turbines and learn why this cannot work. (And not the page the sellers put out -- they want money and really don't appear to care about honesty. There are many letters to editors in other states from people who were lied to by the wind developers.) Then advocate for power that does work, does not leave the East Coast in the dark and is commercially viable.


Source: http://trib.com/news/opinio...

JUL 25 2010
http://www.windaction.org/posts/27427-this-is-still-a-democracy
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