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Meeting July 8 about Taos wind farm

We would like to inform you that there are two proposed wind farms trying to go in here in Tres Piedras, one at the Wind Mtn. area and the other nearby the Celito Lindo subdivision 7 miles east of Tres Piedras. Both proposed sites sit adjacent to private property with many private residential homes, and both communities are sustainable-off the grid communities.

We have many concerns after spending many hours researching wind farms here in the U.S. and abroad. Our primary concerns would be Wind Turbine Syndrome (the turbines being too close to residences), and there not being an adequate noise ordinance for this very rural part of the state; second diminished property values and inability to be able to resell our homes should we be forced to leave; thirdly, our concerns for the surrounding wildlife – elk and their huge migrations, antelope, deer, etc. and not to mention that our area is a major migration zone for the snow geese and sand hill cranes, not to mention the disturbances to our raptors, songbirds, owls, etc. This is an area of huge revenue for the state and large game hunting. And there is no local set-back ordinance on these big turbines. Our property line is less than 1/4 mile from the proposed site; and the other site is only 40’ from a private residence.

Several stories have been published in the Taos News, and the first of many meetings takes place at the Taos County Planning Commission on Tues. July 8, 2008 @ 6pm.