The enormous power consumed in manufacture, transportation, new
roads up the mountain and site preparation can never be equaled by
the power produced.
Have its supporters no conscience? Industrial wind in Vermont
destroys what is "green." Once the ridgelines are dynamited and
made to look artificial, they can never be restored. Vermont
will never look natural again. Who will value green, once they
live in an artificial environment? Where will they be able to go to
find again what they lost in Vermont?
If the destruction of our ridgelines is not stopped, a thousand
generations of future Vermonters may curse the short-term
selfishness, greed and indifference with which we sold their
Governor Shumlin pretends to support "green" while he travels
hither and yon burning far more fossil fuel than you and I-and
mostly to further his own political future and travel to his second
home in Canada. When he says he supports "green," he means on our
No matter how strongly Vermonters oppose the destruction of our
ridgelines, the final say rests with the Public Service Board. What
has happened that this panel of three can now overrule the voice of
We need really big changes in our State Government, beginning with
the governor and the Public Service Board.
Richard Candlish, Florence (West Rutland)