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Wind turbines harm quality of life  

Credit:  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal | September 16, 2015 | www.lockportjournal.com ~~

The fight against the industrial wind turbine emplacement project known as “Lighthouse Wind” has proven enlightening to the residents of Niagara and Orleans counties.

“Enlightening” is the appropriate descriptor for the current “pro-wind” quips: “Fear Not the Wind” and “Harvest the Wind.”

Fear of the wind is not what is concerning the vast majority of those who may be dealing with the resulting health, environment, wildlife and property value issues arising from the siting of these massive structures.

To restate a comment made to the Niagara County Legislature during the August 2015 session, which saw the legislature unanimously oppose the APEX Lighthouse Wind industrial wind turbine emplacement project:

“While leaseholders have a right to farm their property, the concept of harvesting wind as synonymous with farming is a weak argument justifying the destruction of this unique part of Western New York … Leaseholders fail to realize that they do not live on an island, regardless of how many generations they have lived here.”

Those with the most to lose are not the leaseholders who want to “harvest the wind.” They will be garnering profits from their leases.

Those with the most skin in the game are the non-leaseholders who are in danger of industrial wind turbines harvesting their very quality of life – industrial wind turbines sited with the approval of our neighbors, the leaseholders.

We don’t “fear the wind,” we fear the “harvesting” of our health and quality of life.

John Riggi, presidentSave Ontario Shores, Inc.Lyndonville

Source:  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal | September 16, 2015 | www.lockportjournal.com

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