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Credit:  The Vermont Journal | 02/11/2016 | www.vermontjournal.com ~~

Big Wind. It is not green energy. It is not renewable energy. Power generated, will not be for local people.

We will have demolition of our mountaintops and ridges and interstates built within them. Much of the wildlife and its habitat will be devastated.

Second -homeowners that pay a good portion of taxes will leave, so we the residents will have to pick up the tab. If we then can’t afford to stay here and must sell, we will find our property value much degraded.

The audible and inaudible (infrasound) noise that these colossal turbines generate will make those living close to them sick. Good health, like undeveloped ridgelines, is something one cannot put a dollar figure on. All the money in the world will not restore the ridgelines that will be destroyed, not to mention all the families that will not have a good night sleep.

If the proposed massive wind development proceeds in Grafton and Windham, the cold pristine waters of the Stiles, Willie, and Howe Brooks will be warmed and polluted.

The money gained by a few will never match this and many other forms of environmental destruction.

For tourists and second-homeowners, the area will likely lose its attractiveness. Areas like this, as I’ve witnessed in upstate New York, have become ghost towns.

… all the people of Grafton, Athens, Andover, Jamaica, Westminster, Rockingham, and numerous other towns throughout the entire region will be affected.

I am a Vermonter, born and brought up here. I love the mountains, fall colors, scenes of rolling hills and peaceful settings, to lose it all to Big Wind would be catastrophic and unfortunate for all.

We all need to rethink the consequences of this whole matter very carefully and do what is right, correct, and acceptable. I just can’t see how 500-foot wind turbines fit here in any way shape or form.

Kirk Goodwin

Grafton Resident

Source:  The Vermont Journal | 02/11/2016 | www.vermontjournal.com

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