Comment by Malcolm Swinbanks on 10/17/2013 at 7:17 pm
One of the consistent arguments of the pro-wind community is “we must think of our children and grandchildren’s future.”
But destroying the rural environment for families, imposing intolerable noise which disturbs relaxation and prevents proper sleep patterns, resulting in daytime fatigue, lack of concentration and ultimately compromising learning and school performance is no way to provide a constructive future for children and grandchildren.
Ultimately, younger generations exposed to these conditions will end up paying the price throughout their entire future lives.
Comment by gail mair on 10/18/2013 at 9:02 am
It might help if the wind industry asked themselves the question, “Where will I be able to go to relax and wind down (pun intended) when all the rural areas and all the coastlines have been colonized with turbines?”
When every last bit of God’s earth has been industrialized, exploited, destroyed, maybe then they’ll begin to wonder … maybe.
I hope the financial incentives to build run-out before that time comes.
Comment by Ella on 10/22/2013 at 11:58 am
The U.P of Michigan, ah yes, my native land. Where I was born and raised. Proud to be a Yooper! (Contrary to the old Saturday Night Live skit, da yoopers, is not about the Michigan Upper Peninsula inhabitants; da yoopers, is a Canadian thing.)
What a shame.
Where the locals depend on tourism income to feed their families. Where the beauty of unspoiled land is a prime destination for a quiet, tranquil vacation.
Where the birds and wildlife fear only the shotgun of a city man looking to bring that huge 10-12-14 point deer to mount on his wall for talk, not food.
Where you can walk about and listen to nature, unspoiled.
Where the Native Americans painted on the walls of rock, showing their love and respect for God’s Beauty.
Where a massive array of copper lies to the northwest, around the Michigan Tech University area.
Where the people live a simple life, void of the lust for materialistic possessions.
Where I lived and learned to be conservative with nature.
Where I was taught that respecting and appreciating nature is the most important part of living a respectful life.