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Don't mess with Mother Nature

I encourage voters to vote "no" to these changes. By voting "no," voters will say "yes" to keeping these majestic mountains intact, placed there by Mother Nature, God, or whomever people believe had a hand in the Western mountains' design. Nothing is free. There are conditions to the free electricity offer. It is not nice to play with Mother Nature. Disrupting the mountains will plague lives forever.

Changes to the comprehensive plan and land-use ordinance that will be voted on Jan. 15 in Roxbury have loopholes.

A recent Planning Board meeting described changes designed at the request of entrepreneurs (i.e. moneymakers) Angus King and Rob Gardiner will exempt their 400-foot wind turbines from being considered "industrial structures."

My dictionary defines industrial as a "manufacturing enterprise," having to do with an industry. Manufacturing electricity using wind power is an industry, and can be found anywhere on the Internet as an industry. Then the towers are "industrial structures."

The word "shall" is interchangeable with "will," which then means obligated. The Planning Board will be obligated to issue a permit if the DEP passes the plan.

Truly these mechanical structures that require massive road construction, blasting of the mountaintops and will cause property devaluation, is an industry.

I encourage voters to vote "no" to these changes. By voting "no," voters will say "yes" to keeping these majestic mountains intact, placed there by Mother Nature, God, or whomever people believe had a hand in the Western mountains' design.

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Changes to the comprehensive plan and land-use ordinance that will be voted on Jan. 15 in Roxbury have loopholes.

A recent Planning Board meeting described changes designed at the request of entrepreneurs (i.e. moneymakers) Angus King and Rob Gardiner will exempt their 400-foot wind turbines from being considered "industrial structures."

My dictionary defines industrial as a "manufacturing enterprise," having to do with an industry. Manufacturing electricity using wind power is an industry, and can be found anywhere on the Internet as an industry. Then the towers are "industrial structures."

The word "shall" is interchangeable with "will," which then means obligated. The Planning Board will be obligated to issue a permit if the DEP passes the plan.

Truly these mechanical structures that require massive road construction, blasting of the mountaintops and will cause property devaluation, is an industry.

I encourage voters to vote "no" to these changes. By voting "no," voters will say "yes" to keeping these majestic mountains intact, placed there by Mother Nature, God, or whomever people believe had a hand in the Western mountains' design.

Nothing is free. There are conditions to the free electricity offer. It is not nice to play with Mother Nature. Disrupting the mountains will plague lives forever.


Source: http://www.sunjournal.com/s...

JAN 12 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/18555-don-t-mess-with-mother-nature
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