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Wind farm bad for environment, tourism and wildlife

Here in Northumberland, we live in one of the most beautiful counties east of Toronto. But, I am not sure our local governments really appreciate the effect of what is not in place for safety and environmental issues, and future protection from visual and noise pollution. Why the focus on large wind farms? They are not environmentally friendly and pose a real danger for wildlife and its future in the area. ...In addition, there is the visual pollution of the hills we use to attract tourists.

Here in Northumberland, we live in one of the most beautiful counties east of Toronto. But, I am not sure our local governments really appreciate the effect of what is not in place for safety and environmental issues, and future protection from visual and noise pollution.

Why the focus on large wind farms? They are not environmentally friendly and pose a real danger for wildlife and its future in the area. The humming noise from these farms is harmful to birds and wildlife, yet this proposed farm is in the middle of what is left of wildlife central.

In addition, there is the visual pollution of the hills we use to attract tourists. We named our hospital after these hills. Why do our actions not protect them? These towers will surely destroy the 'hills of Northumberland' experience for residents and visitors alike.

In California, they manufacture and encourage the use of small turbines for installation on individual homes and schools. Noise levels are low, the towers are low, the turbines are drum-shaped and bird-friendly and easily connected to individual hydro meters. Why are we not following California's example?

I feel hydro companies do not want us producing our own power, let-alone selling... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Here in Northumberland, we live in one of the most beautiful counties east of Toronto. But, I am not sure our local governments really appreciate the effect of what is not in place for safety and environmental issues, and future protection from visual and noise pollution.

Why the focus on large wind farms? They are not environmentally friendly and pose a real danger for wildlife and its future in the area. The humming noise from these farms is harmful to birds and wildlife, yet this proposed farm is in the middle of what is left of wildlife central.

In addition, there is the visual pollution of the hills we use to attract tourists. We named our hospital after these hills. Why do our actions not protect them? These towers will surely destroy the 'hills of Northumberland' experience for residents and visitors alike.

In California, they manufacture and encourage the use of small turbines for installation on individual homes and schools. Noise levels are low, the towers are low, the turbines are drum-shaped and bird-friendly and easily connected to individual hydro meters. Why are we not following California's example?

I feel hydro companies do not want us producing our own power, let-alone selling it back to them. The public has been left to paying off debts from their mistakes, the outdated coal-fired plant in Wesleyville, as an example. Built at a huge cost to taxpayers, it did create jobs during construction but was never fired-up. Now we have to figure out how to use that chimney, which must be lit-up so a plane doesn't hit it, but who changes the bulb? Also think about the displaced people from the village of Wesleyville. We are still paying for that energy mistake, plus others on our electric bills, thanks to the lack of government foresight. Please, no more mistakes at the cost of our landscape.

Finally, why are we allowing people to build on top of our beautiful drumlins? If there is a fire or another emergency in the middle of winter at one of these homes on the hills (even homeowners have a hard time getting up their driveways), how does an ambulance or fire truck get up to the house?

We love our hills and the views of our landscape; it is here for all of us. Once it's gone, it's gone forever. By protecting the drumlins and ensuring homes are built at proper sites, we are ensuring a beautiful future for Northumberland residents and future generations.


Source: http://www.northumberlandne...

JAN 21 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/24254-wind-farm-bad-for-environment-tourism-and-wildlife
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