[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Stop hurting our state  

Credit:  www.timesargus.com 27 December 2011 ~~

It is amazing what is happening to our state, right beneath our noses. In addition to the governor endorsing corporate greed and a nonconfirmed and rather inexperienced judge, personal land rights appear to be in the hands of those who have the most political influence. You may be considered a trespasser on your own land.

Utility wind turbines are growing in Vermont quicker than mushrooms in a cow pasture. In addition to the Sheffield and Lowell turbine projects, more projects are being considered for Derby, Ferinand/Brighton, Georgia/Milton, Bolton, Eden, Grandpa’s Knob, Searsburg and Deerfield. Revised town plans may keep the marauders away but people must act now to make this happen.

The pristine headwaters of the Missisoquoi and Black rivers are destined to be degraded. Reclamation projects could restore the Lowell Mountains and headwater flora and fauna, if we could figure out how to compress 450 million years of growth into 30 years of restoration. Lake Champlain cleanup may soon face new challenges; prepare to spend your money on this one.

Does our governor have a plan to replant our forests that once helped cleanse – at no cost – our atmosphere of greenhouse gases? Does the governor have a plan to deal with reduced property values within two miles of utility wind turbine sites? Will property taxes increase beyond the two miles to make up the shortfall in revenue? Neighboring states’ reappraisals may open your eyes.

There are other forms of renewable energy that are more cost-effective to build and less environmentally damaging. Please contact your elected officials and ask that the environmental degradation of our state stop now.

Michael Gohl


Source:  www.timesargus.com 27 December 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch