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In Honor of Earth Day: A Guide to Refuting Pro-Turbine Arguments

Below, you'll find an excerpt from a great blog post that deals with everything pro-turbine folks like to claim as a valid argument in favor of industrializing residential communities (as in Champaign County) with a network of 500-foot towers that will send energy (when it is produced at all) out of our county.

The whole post is well worth reading. Click HERE to go to the source and read the entire post.

Blight for Naught: Wind Turbines and the Rationalized Desecration of Nature“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold * This mountaintop removal is praised by wind geeks who claim to hate coal mines. Wind projects don’t remove as much material but they prominently industrialize ridges. Early explorers would have seen this as an enemy gauntlet, and modern gut reactions are similar. There should be a penalty for ruining unbroken vistas. Unsettling numbers of environmentalists fail to see that wind tu…