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Nature harmed by wind farms  

Credit:  www.thisissouthwales.co.uk 3 November 2010 ~~

E J Razzell (letters October 20) is correct to say that desecration of Mynydd Llanllwni is an abomination. Neither the council, nor the Welsh Assembly, is free to do what it likes to what has become one of the last truly wild, public access places in the Carmarthen area, beloved by those who spend time there.

If landowners want to install turbines on their farms that is their prerogative, and they should do so. But the council is our agent, and should not be driven by purely financial motivation, but rather take full account of the recreational value of such beautiful places. Rather than destroy it, they should restore the heather moorland. In addition to the red kites and skylarks mentioned by E J Razzell, there should be grouse, merlins, kestrels and other moorland birds. During the spring, the goshawks that live in Brechfa forest should be able to display to their prospective mates on the open hillside, rather than be chopped by turbine blades.

Ramblers, riders and cyclists all enjoy the area, but not for long. Twenty-one massive, industrial wind turbines, with more planned, are a mere green sop. They fail in their energy production and in so doing they create an environmental and social catastrophe.

Nick and Jane Kester



Source:  www.thisissouthwales.co.uk 3 November 2010

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