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Searsburg windmills aren't silent, intelligent

Mr. Nye's paean to the electric companies aside, these huge industrial generators are not silent, they are not intelligent, and they are most certainly not friends to the environment.

This letter is in response to the recent letter from Mr. Nye concerning the Searsburg windmills. ("View from Searsburg," June 7).

I have the unfortunate opportunity to see and hear these monstrous industrial generators defacing the previously pristine wilderness on a daily basis. These generators are not providing "clean'' energy. They have destroyed a sizable part of the open terrain in Searsburg. They are a constant noisy reminder of the intrusion of big business on a small picturesque Vermont town. These generators are no more "intelligent'' than a rusting car at a junkyard. They are not "silent." They make constant noise with loud sporadic banging of the huge gears needed to turn the immense generators. The one that Mr. Nye notes as off by a few degrees is malfunctioning, along with another which as not been in service since last year.

In addition to being a sensitive black bear habitat, this area is also a migration route to ducks, geese and hundreds of other smaller migratory birds. All of this wildlife has been harmed by placing this electrical generating facility in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest.

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This letter is in response to the recent letter from Mr. Nye concerning the Searsburg windmills. ("View from Searsburg," June 7).
 
I have the unfortunate opportunity to see and hear these monstrous industrial generators defacing the previously pristine wilderness on a daily basis. These generators are not providing "clean'' energy. They have destroyed a sizable part of the open terrain in Searsburg. They are a constant noisy reminder of the intrusion of big business on a small picturesque Vermont town. These generators are no more "intelligent'' than a rusting car at a junkyard. They are not "silent." They make constant noise with loud sporadic banging of the huge gears needed to turn the immense generators. The one that Mr. Nye notes as off by a few degrees is malfunctioning, along with another which as not been in service since last year.
 
In addition to being a sensitive black bear habitat, this area is also a migration route to ducks, geese and hundreds of other smaller migratory birds. All of this wildlife has been harmed by placing this electrical generating facility in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest.
 
Mr. Nye's paean to the electric companies aside, these huge industrial generators are not silent, they are not intelligent, and they are most certainly not friends to the environment.


Source: http://www.berkshireeagle.c...

JUN 15 2006
http://www.windaction.org/posts/3009-searsburg-windmills-aren-t-silent-intelligent
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