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Wildlife will move on  

Credit:  Sun Journal, www.sunjournal.com 5 November 2010 ~~

In case anyone doesn’t know, the government (that’s us) is about to make a decision on making wind developers very wealthy or about people being stewards of the land.

People will not only pay dearly in making the developers wealthy, but will also lose control of the beautiful mountains. There will also be a loss of wildlife (birds and beautiful animals), and loss of tourist dollars and quality of life. The debt will be far greater than having increased property taxes or higher electric bills. Hunters may lose their hunting rights in such locations, but with windmills lining the mountains, will there be anything to hunt? Wildlife are very sensitive to vibration and will move or not survive. And with the acid rain, will those blades be rusted out and working as they should be in the future? Say, in the next 20 years?

Will my generation be guilty of selling out and destroying the unique Maine, with its beautiful mountains, lakes and wildlife? Will we be able to reverse the loss?

Independence from foreign oil can be achieved with alternatives for automobiles, trucks and machinery. I believe they are already in production. And most homes in this part of the country are, or can be, insulated.

This is our choice: pay developers through federal tax or pay local taxes.

That is our choice.

Katherine Lawler, Mexico

Source:  Sun Journal, www.sunjournal.com 5 November 2010

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