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Wind turbines would ruin state

Stop and think what made this state so unique and beautiful. Why can't we see that our treasured mountains are too precious to sell to the next big land speculator or energy giant?

My backyard, West Virginia, is your backyard. Stop and think what made this state so unique and beautiful. Why can't we see that our treasured mountains are too precious to sell to the next big land speculator or energy giant?

Can we stop before the cell phone towers are replaced with wind turbines, which are three times taller and uglier? If this happens, the skies will be filled with industrial blight. Red lights will compete with the stars at night, and we'll hear a grinding hum instead of a gentle wind rustling the leaves. Sound pollution, blinking lights and unsightly machines will replace tree-lined mountain ridges.

Of all the beautiful places in West Virginia, you must admit Greenbrier County is one of them. Western Greenbrier County is the site of a new coal power plant. Large-scale stripping operations are planned. Now, to top it off, a Chicago corporation would like to put up more than 100 giant wind turbines as tall as 40 story buildings -- blinking and twirling for all to see, across the highest, grandest mountain ridges of our state.

What happens here could easily expand to other majestic windy mountain ridges. This same area is enjoyed by hunters,... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

My backyard, West Virginia, is your backyard. Stop and think what made this state so unique and beautiful. Why can't we see that our treasured mountains are too precious to sell to the next big land speculator or energy giant?

Can we stop before the cell phone towers are replaced with wind turbines, which are three times taller and uglier? If this happens, the skies will be filled with industrial blight. Red lights will compete with the stars at night, and we'll hear a grinding hum instead of a gentle wind rustling the leaves. Sound pollution, blinking lights and unsightly machines will replace tree-lined mountain ridges.

Of all the beautiful places in West Virginia, you must admit Greenbrier County is one of them. Western Greenbrier County is the site of a new coal power plant. Large-scale stripping operations are planned. Now, to top it off, a Chicago corporation would like to put up more than 100 giant wind turbines as tall as 40 story buildings -- blinking and twirling for all to see, across the highest, grandest mountain ridges of our state.

What happens here could easily expand to other majestic windy mountain ridges. This same area is enjoyed by hunters, backpackers, sightseers, mountain bikers, four-wheelers and fishermen.

Please let the Great Plains have the wind turbines. Maybe I'm being selfish, but let my children and their children have what Mother Nature, what God, has graced West Virginia with. Preserve them.


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

JUL 9 2006
http://www.windaction.org/posts/3414-wind-turbines-would-ruin-state
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