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Windstorm of debate 

Credit:  By Pam Sohn, Chattanooga Times Free Press, www.timesfreepress.com 1 October 2010 ~~

A proposal to put 120 windmills – each as tall as a football field is long – on the brow of Lookout Mountain is blowing up a windstorm of debate.

“They’re loud. They vibrate,” said Carl McCleskey, of Cloudland, Ga. “This mountain has 2,000 caves in it and a geology like Swiss cheese. And when they blast to put these in, what’s going to happen to our water [wells, if the rocks shift]?”

Iberdrola Renewables, based in Spain, proposes a line of turbines near Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway and Georgia Highway 157 in Walker and Chattooga counties. The plan calls for up to 120 gigantic windmills, each rising 300 feet tall, with 135-foot blades.

Source:  By Pam Sohn, Chattanooga Times Free Press, www.timesfreepress.com 1 October 2010

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