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The shore is alive with the sound of turbines

After we spent two days driving, and an hour and a half on the ferry, to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York, it was quite ironic to find our rental house located across from the intermittently noisy power plant.

My husband and I spent a week on the island of Vinalhaven in Maine in August, within sight and sound of the three giant wind turbines. Not only are they visually disturbing in the otherwise pristine landscape, but the ebb and flow of sound is also more reminiscent of a jet plane than the woods of Maine.

After we spent two days driving, and an hour and a half on the ferry, to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York, it was quite ironic to find our rental house located across from the intermittently noisy power plant.

I can only imagine the effect of the proposed Long Island-New York City offshore wind project. Although the giant turbines are to be 13 to 15 miles off the shore of Long Island, I would guess that any endangered fish swimming above the proposed location on the Atlantic's outer continental shelf might just call it quits altogether when they hear the roar of the turbines.

My husband and I spent a week on the island of Vinalhaven in Maine in August, within sight and sound of the three giant wind turbines. Not only are they visually disturbing in the otherwise pristine landscape, but the ebb and flow of sound is also more reminiscent of a jet plane than the woods of Maine.

After we spent two days driving, and an hour and a half on the ferry, to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York, it was quite ironic to find our rental house located across from the intermittently noisy power plant.

I can only imagine the effect of the proposed Long Island-New York City offshore wind project. Although the giant turbines are to be 13 to 15 miles off the shore of Long Island, I would guess that any endangered fish swimming above the proposed location on the Atlantic's outer continental shelf might just call it quits altogether when they hear the roar of the turbines.


Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010...

OCT 11 2010
https://www.windaction.org/posts/28379-the-shore-is-alive-with-the-sound-of-turbines
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