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Let's hope wind farm expansion is defeated

This installation will require high-intensity aircraft beacons to be located on top of each of the towers. The turbines would each be twice as tall as the existing turbines, 110 feet taller than the Bennington Monument, and be visible from the Woodford State Park all the way through Searsburg, Wilmington and into Marlboro. A large number of people who choose to live in these towns because of the remoteness will have their enjoyment of the area spoiled by having this industrial generating station placed along the ridgeline. Over 60 properties nearest to the turbines will be subject to noise levels exceeding that recommended as fit for human habitation by the World Health Organization. Is this how we want to preserve that National Forest for future generations - by making it unfit for humans to be in it? ...For the sake of the affected people and the future of the forest, let's hope the permit is not granted.

Regarding your recent article, entitled, "Wind power a boon for Readsboro, Searsburg:"

I would disagree with a couple of points, first and foremost the characterization that the proposed industrial generating station in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest as a "boon." For those of us who enjoy this unique area for the unbroken wilderness and wish to keep it a natural forest area, the proposed industrial turbines would be a disaster, not a boon.

This installation will require high-intensity aircraft beacons to be located on top of each of the towers. The turbines would each be twice as tall as the existing turbines, 110 feet taller than the Bennington Monument, and be visible from the Woodford State Park all the way through Searsburg, Wilmington and into Marlboro. A large number of people who choose to live in these towns because of the remoteness will have their enjoyment of the area spoiled by having this industrial generating station placed along the ridgeline.

Over 60 properties nearest to the turbines will be subject to noise levels exceeding that recommended as fit for human habitation by the World Health Organization. Is this how we want to preserve that National Forest for future... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Regarding your recent article, entitled, "Wind power a boon for Readsboro, Searsburg:"

I would disagree with a couple of points, first and foremost the characterization that the proposed industrial generating station in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest as a "boon." For those of us who enjoy this unique area for the unbroken wilderness and wish to keep it a natural forest area, the proposed industrial turbines would be a disaster, not a boon.

This installation will require high-intensity aircraft beacons to be located on top of each of the towers. The turbines would each be twice as tall as the existing turbines, 110 feet taller than the Bennington Monument, and be visible from the Woodford State Park all the way through Searsburg, Wilmington and into Marlboro. A large number of people who choose to live in these towns because of the remoteness will have their enjoyment of the area spoiled by having this industrial generating station placed along the ridgeline.

Over 60 properties nearest to the turbines will be subject to noise levels exceeding that recommended as fit for human habitation by the World Health Organization. Is this how we want to preserve that National Forest for future generations - by making it unfit for humans to be in it?

As far as the "promised" payments to the towns, I recall that we were promised that our taxes would go down when the existing turbines went in. Far from going down, they tripled. And now we have to endure the noise and the flickering light shadows. This may be a boon for some people, but not for me or my family.

One other point that is misleading in the article is that "The project is pending the state Public Service Board's approval, which is expected in October." The project is in the Act 248 permitting process. Neither approval or disapproval is expected, rather a decision is expected.

I am one of several parties in the proceeding that recommend disapproval, for the reasons stated above. For the sake of the affected people and the future of the forest, let's hope the permit is not granted.


Source: http://www.benningtonbanner...

JUN 11 2008
https://www.windaction.org/posts/15440-let-s-hope-wind-farm-expansion-is-defeated
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