At times, it is almost unbearable. They [First Wind] never intended for us to have the peace and quiet they promised.
It's a constant grinding, whining noise. You walk outside the house and it sounds like planes are in the sky all the time. You wake up at two or three in the morning, and it's impossible to get back to sleep.
From now on the Simpsons are living... intermittently.
The current hype surrounding wind energy is just that and is a costly distraction from securing clean energy that is also reliable.
It is indisputable that this project [19, 2.5MW turbines along 3.7 miles of Glebe Mountain's ridgeline] would dramatically change Londonderry’s character, our environment, the quality of our lives and pose a threat to our tourist and second-home owner based economy. It makes no sense to sacrifice these first class assets for a second class energy source [industrial wind energy] that will have a negligible impact on emissions.
...as a Vermonter, I’m for preserving our ridgelines (as Act 250 was designed to do) and our natural landscapes. The integrity of our environment is not only a source of our strength and pride it is also critical to our economic well-being. It makes no sense to sacrifice who and what we are and what we have for no useful purpose.
Huron County Comissioner John Nugent
For every argument in support of siting wind turbines, there is an equally compelling argument against. Ultimately, it comes down to what you personally believe (will be) the impact the turbines will have on Huron County. If approved, I believe the McKinley Overlay District will begin the process of destroying the quality of life for the residents along and near the shoreline, reduce residential property values, discourage tourism and damage migratory bird flyways.