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Wind turbines will hurt state's growth

Gov. Joe Manchin's enlightened proposal to place a moratorium on wind turbine development in the county makes both economic and political sense. I thank him for his courageous stand and encourage him to unilaterally place a moratorium on the construction of wind turbines.

West Virginia is quickly becoming three separate political, economic and cultural entities.

The citizens of this state know that in southern and western West Virginia, coal is king and will remain one of the pillars of our state. The central and northern areas are a blended economy, housing state universities, the FBI and other significant government agencies, as well as high-tech businesses, manufacturing industries and agriculture.

The Eastern Panhandle and Allegheny Highlands have exhibited, and will continue to demonstrate, the best future potential for economic growth in the state through the continued expansion of tourism, second home development and retirees. "This area is clean, green and the people are friendly" is a quote often heard and repeated. At the epicenter of this growth is Greenbrier County.

Gov. Joe Manchin's enlightened proposal to place a moratorium on wind turbine development in the county makes both economic and political sense. I thank him for his courageous stand and encourage him to unilaterally place a moratorium on the construction of wind turbines.

Our Greenbrier County state senator and delegates have also recognized the importance... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

West Virginia is quickly becoming three separate political, economic and cultural entities.

The citizens of this state know that in southern and western West Virginia, coal is king and will remain one of the pillars of our state. The central and northern areas are a blended economy, housing state universities, the FBI and other significant government agencies, as well as high-tech businesses, manufacturing industries and agriculture.

The Eastern Panhandle and Allegheny Highlands have exhibited, and will continue to demonstrate, the best future potential for economic growth in the state through the continued expansion of tourism, second home development and retirees. "This area is clean, green and the people are friendly" is a quote often heard and repeated. At the epicenter of this growth is Greenbrier County.

Gov. Joe Manchin's enlightened proposal to place a moratorium on wind turbine development in the county makes both economic and political sense. I thank him for his courageous stand and encourage him to unilaterally place a moratorium on the construction of wind turbines.

Our Greenbrier County state senator and delegates have also recognized the importance of taking a stand against wind turbines. They realize the uniqueness of our county and the economic future and potential of the area.

It is imperative that the entire state vote with us. United we will stand for the future of the whole state. We must stop the rush for wind turbine development.


Source: http://www.herald-dispatch....

JUL 1 2006
http://www.windaction.org/posts/3312-wind-turbines-will-hurt-state-s-growth
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