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Fiasco of wind turbines 

Credit:  Fiasco Of Wind Turbines - Letter | The Enterprise | September 25, 2015 | www.capenews.net ~~

The cease and desist order issued by the zoning board of appeals to shut down Falmouth’s Wind I turbine was a long time in the coming for those of us whose lives have been severely disrupted by Falmouth’s mis-siting of its wind generators.

Of course the wind turbine saga is far from over with Wind II sharing the same illegal status as Wind I. It appears the only money that will ever be made from Falmouth’s venture into wind power is by the attorneys on both sides of the incredible maze of intertwining lawsuits. The Falmouth official who, when the first turbine was installed, proclaimed that “this project is not without risks,” I am sure did not envision the chaos resulting from what turned out to be a fiasco.

One of the speakers at the September 17 ZBA meeting stated that we should forget about blaming anyone, and get on with the solution that will heal this fractured town. Anyone who agrees that the health of all Falmouth citizens should take precedence over finances, and I pray that would be everyone, has to know by now that the only remedy is to remove the ill-sited turbines. I commend everyone and anyone who can admit that a mistake was made.

Meanwhile, wind power has suffered a huge setback, especially in this state, because of the stubbornness of our town and state officials to admit their errors. Industrial wind generation of electricity may have a place, but not less than at least a mile separation from human beings. These machines are stress generators. I speak from firsthand experience of being a resident here since 1979 who was relegated to second class citizenship in 2010 with the advent of wind power in Falmouth.

Barry A. Funfar, Ridgeview Drive, West Falmouth

Source:  Fiasco Of Wind Turbines - Letter | The Enterprise | September 25, 2015 | www.capenews.net

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