In spite of attempts by many very smart Vermonters to create a dialogue where Vermonters could effectively and honestly debate the pros and cons of industrial wind, we are still being fed nothing but campaign rhetoric and some outright lies. Critical thinking is not taking place, and we are being sold a bill of goods by Peter Shumlin and company.
When Gov. Shumlin states that “bats will be displaced by wind turbines,” someone should call him on that statement, which is incorrect. Bats are not “displaced” by turbines, they are killed. Doesn’t Gov. Shumlin read the papers and know about the kill permit issued to First Wind? Perhaps he only reads the parts where he slanders those who question the logic of his grand vision to save us all from global warming?
Instead of engaging in a productive dialogue and listening to the voices of Vermonters who question his vision for very good reason, Peter Shumlin chooses to slander those people and use the sophomoric labeling and call them “CAVE” – “the committee against virtually everything.” Isn’t that clever, Mr. Shumlin? While we are researching the facts and producing solid data that questions the logic of your vision for renewable energy for Vermont, you can respond only with belittling labels. Perhaps that is because you cannot connect the dots between industrial wind and the sacrifice of our ridgelines inherent in that vision with any science as to how that will save us from global warming.
Lisa Wright Garcia
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