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It's an ill wind

What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt.

Editor's Note: Please refer to 'Blow for wind farm protesters' 1/21/06 available in NWW's news section.

The controversy surrounding wind farms can only worsen if, as now seems likely, compulsory purchase orders become part of the process.

As one farmer said last night, landowners who object to a particular development not only face being forced to put up with it, but with having to sell their property too.

Yet if neighbour is pitted against neighbour in that way, it's certain foundations for wind turbines won't be the only things that get laid.

For it's equally apparent that compulsory purchase orders will also help lay impressive foundations for bitter recriminations that will do no good for community relations.

What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt.
The controversy surrounding wind farms can only worsen if, as now seems likely, compulsory purchase orders become part of the process.

As one farmer said last night, landowners who object to a particular development not only face being forced to put up with it, but with having to sell their property too.

Yet if neighbour is pitted against neighbour in that way, it's certain foundations for wind turbines won't be the only things that get laid.

For it's equally apparent that compulsory purchase orders will also help lay impressive foundations for bitter recriminations that will do no good for community relations.

What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt.

Source: http://icnewcastle.icnetwor...

JAN 23 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/1032-it-s-an-ill-wind
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