Windfarm finale (?)
"Chris Corben" <>
Tue, 16 May 2006 19:53:54 -0500
Evan Beaver wrote:
I find the aesthetic argument complete nonsense. Compare a couple of
turbines dotted on old farming land, that could still be used, to a 25Ha
coal power plant and the associated mining degredation.
I just have to bite at this. How could it possibly be nonsense? If people
don't like the look of them, that's how they feel about it. It isn't for you
to argue otherwise.
Personally, I found them very pleasing to look at the first time I saw them.
On the other hand, all sorts of beauty can be seen in pollution. Now the
windmills have taken on a more sinister aspect.
And by the way, you aren't just talking about "a couple of turbines dotted
on old farming land" - this rhetoric really is "complete nonsense". These
things take over the landscape in their thousands! There is talk of putting
70 thousand on the Appalachian ridge - the only real mountain scenery in the
whole eastern half of the US. Do you not think this will have a degrading
impact on the scenery? Power lines might have been beautiful once - now
there are just far too many of them to have that effect!
Cheers, Chris Corben
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