July 15, 2008
Aesthetics, Environment, U.K.

Darbyshire Dales Ramblers statement on wind turbines

Darbyshire Dales Group, Ramblers' Association

Since wind turbines –

  1. are a means of generating electricity that is intermittent, expensive and can have no relevance to world climate change;
  2. cause nuisance and distress for people living nearby, and have possibly harmful effects on health;
  3. are imposed by the government under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, frequently in the face of strong local opposition, thereby overruling the decisions of democratically elected local authorities;
  4. harm wildlife habitats;
  5. damage tourism and hence the local economy;
  6. entail the disfigurement of Britain’s finest landscapes; – for many people the country’s most precious asset, not only by the turbines themselves (described by Prince Charles as ‘monstrous blots on the landscape’), but also by the hundred of miles of pylons that will march across the uplands of Britain’s last remaining wilderness areas,

– the Derbyshire Dales Group of the Ramblers’ Association gives its full support to –

Download original document: “Darbyshire Dales Ramblers statement on wind turbines [1]

URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/darbyshire-dales-ramblers-statement-on-wind-turbines/

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[1] Darbyshire Dales Ramblers statement on wind turbines: https://docs.wind-watch.org/ramblers-association.pdf