SOLOMON'S WORDS

Stoltz

DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

xxx

xxx

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

UPMC Cole

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Brady Township Residents Hear About Wind Turbines

Residents hear concerns about wind turbine plans
Courier Express

LUTHERSBURG - About 40 residents of Brady Township and the surrounding area met at the Brady Township Community Building Monday to hear about some of the possible effects of a wind turbine project that is being developed in the area.

Luthersburg residents Sharon and Gary Gilmore hosted the event and invited a speaker from Save Our Allegheny Ridges to speak.

Laura Jackson of SOAR is a former educator, having taught biology and environmental science for 35 years. She is from Everett, and said that, like the Gilmores, she has had a longstanding interest in alternative energy.

She said she did not come to "bash" wind energy or industrial wind generation plants but to help people understand some of the problems that go with the large, industrial wind turbines such as the ones being proposed.

Jackson said the biggest problem with wind turbines is their location. Acknowledging that many of the turbines in the local plan are located on former strip mine locations that will not destroy forests, Jackson said they should not be located around where people live and concluded, "Most sites in the Eastern U.S. are inappropriate." More...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are so many negatives and so little positives about wind turbines that I find it unbelievable that anyone is convinced they are good. Oh, unless the dollar bill is over their eyes.

Anonymous said...

Wow do I agree.
Remember when smoking was safe.
We once had no drinking and driving
regulations.
It is painfully obvious that nothing that large should be
within close proximity to anyone's
home. Just plain common sense.
I like that green blind fold...how
true.

Anonymous said...

safe? how safe is that nuclear plant? maybe not in your back yard but in someones, and if wind power is so bad, why have the dutch been using for so long? and the local amish, how many of these are in your area?
how about those pipelines??? not a problem going through your land $$$$$$$ thats what you see, most of you people on here pissing and moaning probably live in town where the only wind that blows is at the local round table in the coffee shop where you sit and drink free refils, can't get paid for that energy though eh?

Anonymous said...

May 14, 2009 1:11:00 PM

Right there with on your statement! So true!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing. The same people that will protest a drilling rig boring into the earth to get at the precious oil and natural gas reserves due to the effects on the environment while saying we need to find cleaner, renewable resources are the same folks that will turn a 180 and then say things like "the green blindfold". What is your solution? Have you done any research in the effects or impact of harnassing renewable resources such as wind or solar energy, or are you trusting the media to provide you with "complete" information. Don't get me wrong, the media plays an important role in society but as you know, some facts are occasionally left out. If you don't want us pumping harmful pollutants into the environment, or harnassing renewable resources, what exactly do you propose we do to power our conveniences and maintain the lifestyle that each and everyone of us has become accustomed to? Energy production is a double edge sword. It all has potentially ill effects on the environment. Perhaps we are at the point where using the form that poses the least effects is the solution. I am an avid outdoorsman and want nothing more than to preserve and protect nature as we know it, however our lifestyles have made us so dependent on energy that if wind or solar energy is going to lessen the burden that we have placed on Mother Earth for all these years we need to pursue those viable options.