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Wind Turbines a bad idea

Take a good look at the beautiful skyline that you're proud to take pictures of and put them in your brochures and paper for Garrett County because it's fading, and once it's gone, it will be gone.

I'd like to comment on your "Win-Win" editorial. If you like those wind turbines so much, why don’t you take them and put them in your back yard? I live on Table Rock where four of these eyesores were supposed to have been erected. And for whatever reason, the landowner, Mr. Corbin, decided not to go forth with them. For this I am grateful. Now that may change in the future, but for now, maybe a factor in the decision was that after so many years those taxes would become the landowner's responsibility.

If the commissioners think they are such a great idea, then why not build them on state property? The turbines could even be built in the beautiful state parks such as Deep Creek Lake. There is lots of property at the lake, maybe even some back yards of the commissioners. Then the money for the lease can go to the college students also. The only thing that makes us so poor is the commissioners.

Build one wind turbine at the lake and see the response you'll get from that. Then if you would get it approved, take a good look at your property that is worth $300,000. Then see if you could get $50,000 for it. Just tell the landowners near it that it's good for the environment.

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I'd like to comment on your "Win-Win" editorial. If you like those wind turbines so much, why don’t you take them and put them in your back yard? I live on Table Rock where four of these eyesores were supposed to have been erected. And for whatever reason, the landowner, Mr. Corbin, decided not to go forth with them. For this I am grateful. Now that may change in the future, but for now, maybe a factor in the decision was that after so many years those taxes would become the landowner's responsibility.

If the commissioners think they are such a great idea, then why not build them on state property? The turbines could even be built in the beautiful state parks such as Deep Creek Lake. There is lots of property at the lake, maybe even some back yards of the commissioners. Then the money for the lease can go to the college students also. The only thing that makes us so poor is the commissioners.

Build one wind turbine at the lake and see the response you'll get from that. Then if you would get it approved, take a good look at your property that is worth $300,000. Then see if you could get $50,000 for it. Just tell the landowners near it that it's good for the environment.

Because the Backbone Mtn. wind generating project isn’t close enough to the lake, it's a great idea for green  power, but not much of it.

Take a good look at the beautiful skyline that you're proud to take pictures of and put them in your brochures and paper for Garrett County because it's fading, and once it's gone, it will be gone.


Mr. Hebb:

I don't quite understand how you came to the conclusion, after reading my editorial, that I like wind turbines. I do not like them, and do not want them in Garrett County, an opinion I have shared repeatedly in previous editorials. And so, no, I do not want them in my back yard, but neither do I want them in your back yard.

The main point of last week's editorial was that, if wind turbines are going to be erected in Garrett County – whether or not you and I like it – then let's definitely use the tax revenue from them to fund the proposed college tuition program, which would be a great thing to do for our young people and, ultimately, our county.

Editor
P.S. As for erecting a turbine or two in the back yards of the county commissioners… Hmmm… Maybe not a bad suggestion.


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FEB 16 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/1339-wind-turbines-a-bad-idea
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