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Wind power places unfair burdens on those nearby  

Credit:  Portland Press Herald | December 17, 2012 | www.pressherald.com ~~

It is interesting to read that wind turbine operators from Green Mountain Power in Vermont instructed police not to arrest the publisher of a weekly newspaper, the Barton Chronicle, who was nevertheless charged with trespassing during a wind turbine protest a year ago, and subsequently spent $10,000 in legal fees defending himself against the criminal complaint.

On Vinalhaven, neighbors of the wind turbines have spent more than $100,000 in a Maine Superior Court action whose goal is simply to get the state of Maine to do a better job protecting people from industrial noise in a rural setting.

While wind power raises more questions than answers, one fact is for certain: It is impinging on citizens’ free expression and imposing severe penalties on those in its path.

Alan Farago


Source:  Portland Press Herald | December 17, 2012 | www.pressherald.com

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