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Maybe the wealthy have too much wind

The federal government has removed two offshore wind-energy

After reading the article about wind power being nixed on the East End, I became outraged ["Feds drop Hamptons from wind-energy sale," News, April 15].

My family has lived here for 10 generations and the sense of "not where I built my McMansion" is going to ruin the very thing these very wealthy desire. I have one washer and dryer, one dishwasher and no central air (I open a window and use a ceiling fan). Many of these homes have four to five of each, and a bathroom and hot water for every person.

The amount of energy required to run these "summer homes" is absolutely ridiculous. But let there be an outage and they are outraged. Sorry if they do not want to see anything that is not pristine and beautiful (me neither). It, unfortunately, is the price we must pay for their greed.

The sense of entitlement and the not-in-my-backyard attitude is infuriating.

Nancy Fraser, Hampton Bays

Fairways North was taken out of the wind farm proposal because, according to Newsday, "with newer turbines approaching 800 feet tall, they would be visible at 15 miles from some of the most expensive homes in the nation on the East Hampton and... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The federal government has removed two offshore wind-energy

After reading the article about wind power being nixed on the East End, I became outraged ["Feds drop Hamptons from wind-energy sale," News, April 15].

My family has lived here for 10 generations and the sense of "not where I built my McMansion" is going to ruin the very thing these very wealthy desire. I have one washer and dryer, one dishwasher and no central air (I open a window and use a ceiling fan). Many of these homes have four to five of each, and a bathroom and hot water for every person.

The amount of energy required to run these "summer homes" is absolutely ridiculous. But let there be an outage and they are outraged. Sorry if they do not want to see anything that is not pristine and beautiful (me neither). It, unfortunately, is the price we must pay for their greed.

The sense of entitlement and the not-in-my-backyard attitude is infuriating.

Nancy Fraser, Hampton Bays

Fairways North was taken out of the wind farm proposal because, according to Newsday, "with newer turbines approaching 800 feet tall, they would be visible at 15 miles from some of the most expensive homes in the nation on the East Hampton and Southampton shores." But "a previously state-awarded project called Empire Wind will be 15 nautical miles from the shore in Nassau County, near Long Beach."

So it’s OK for the people in Long Beach to have to look out at the wind farm, but it can’t be allowed to happen for the rich and famous in the Hamptons. If there has ever been a more blatant example of privilege for the wealthy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it.

Marie Brown, Baldwin

 


Source: https://www.newsday.com/opi...

APR 25 2021
https://www.windaction.org/posts/52346-maybe-the-wealthy-have-too-much-wind
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