February 9, 2008
Editorials, New York

Thumbs up

Thumbs up to the state of New York setting guidelines on how the ecological impact of proposed wind farms must be measured.

The heavily taxpayer-subsidized wind farms being developed around the state can, indeed, be a way to harness wind energy, but they can also have profoundly negative effects on the environment.

For example, if, as has happened in other states, multitudes of insect-eating bats are killed by the rotating blades and farmers then have to resort to chemicals to protect their crops from the bugs, we have not gained a lot in terms of the environment.

New York needs to set standards for tests we can trust in order to make the best decisions.

The Post-Journal [1]

9 February 2008

URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2008/02/09/thumbs-up/

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[1] The Post-Journal: http://post-journal.com/articles.asp?articleID=24657