The Mountain Times

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Letter to Editor, Richard Candlish

Dear Editor,

GRANDPA'S KNOB AND THE PITTSFORD RIDGELINE WILL BE DESTROYED FOREVER IF REUNION POWER IS PERMITTED TO FURTHER INFILTRATE OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE AND BUILD WIND TURBINES.

WIND POWER IS ONE OF THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE METHODS USED TO ELICIT A DISPROPORTIONATELY SMALL AND UNRELIABLE AMOUNT OF ELECTRIC POWER, BUT WITH A MASSIVE PAYOFF TO THE WEALTHY FINANCIERS.

THE FLAWED "TECHNOLOGY" INVOLVED WITH WIND POWER IS DEVASTATING TO OUR ENVIRONMENT-FAUNA, FLORA, AND WATER SYSTEMS WILL BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED, PLUS THE HORRENDOUS EFFECTS TO HUMAN BEINGS IN GENERAL.

APPROXIMATELY 1,000,000 POUNDS OF EXPLOSIVES AND MASSIVE EQUIPMENT WILL LEAVE THE RIDGELINE OF THE MOUNTAIN RANGE IN THE MOST UNSIGHTLY CONDITION ONE CAN IMAGINE.  THE LEMPSTER NEW HAMPSHIRE WIND TOWER PROJECT RECENTLY COMPLETED,  HAS NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS DESERTING THEIR PROPERTIES-WITH NO PROSPECT OF EVER RECOVERING THEIR PROPERTY VALUES.  TO HEAR THE SOUND OF THESE TURBINES, GO TO:  "LEMPSTER, NH WIND TURBINES, ONLY WIND-YOUTUBE"

THINK OF OUR MOUNTAIN RANGE WITH A 20-PLUS MILE AREA OF "NO HUNTING OR TRESPASSING" ZONES ALONG THE PERIMETER OF THE PROJECT. THE CONSTANT NOISE FROM 180-MILE PER HOUR BLADES WILL DISTURB YOU AND YOUR ANIMALS FOR A LONG DISTANCE EITHER SIDE OF THE WIND TURBINES. THE "FLICKER-EFFECT" PRODUCED BY THE SPINNING BLADES AND THE SUN WILL MAKE YOU DIZZY. 

ALTHOUGH ERIC SORENSON, an ecologiest from the VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, hAS STATED THAT THERE ARE "SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS WITH THE PROJECT AND THAT THIS MAY NOT BE AN APPROPRIATE SITE FOR WIND DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE OF NATURAL COMMUNITY AND HABITAT FRAGMENTATION ISSUES," THE FINANCIERS CONTINUE "BEHIND THE SCENES"  TO IMPLEMENT PLANS THAT WILL DECIMATE OUR BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN RANGE.

THE FINANCIERS HAVE SCHEDULED A PRESENTATION AT THE WEST RUTLAND TOWN HALL ON MONDAY, MAY 14 AT 6 P.M. THIS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

RICHARD CANDLISH, FLORENCE (WEST RUTLAND), VT.

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