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Easthampton and Holyoke’s Shared Mount Tom Vista in Danger of Turbine Development

June 14, 2012

According to Dan Crowley’s reporting in Northampton’s Daily Hampshire Gazette, the scenic vistas enjoyed by local residents and tourists alike may eventually be marred by a turbine development to benefit the city of Holyoke’s Gas & Electric Department. This industrial park on what a subsequent Gazette editorial termed  “a valuable western Massachusetts resource” would further harm the area  The Gazette’s reporting indicates that the Holyoke utility initially planned a 5-turbine development, but the site was vetoed by the FAA. Other options are under consideration.

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  1. Chris Kapsambelis permalink
    June 14, 2012 5:53 pm

    We here on Cape Cod, the site for the first offshore wind farm (Cape Wind), have come to understand the following:

    • They are not environmentally friendly.
    • They do not reduce greenhouse gases.
    • In addition to being very expensive, they are an add-on to our system for providing eclectic power .
    • They are a net job loser.
    • The annoyance and ill effects they cause is for nothing in return.
    • Large numbers of birds and bats are dying for nothing.
    • They cannot and will not replace coal.
    • Even if they do, the coal they replace will go to China to create worse world pollution.
    • You cannot trade the health of wind turbine abutters for those affected by coal.
    • The high cost will not decrease in time (Cape Wind’s initial cost estimate was 500 million. Now, it’s 2.5 billion)
    • The money wasted on wind can better be spent researching for real alternatives.

    Tell our political leaders and leaders of environmental groups to STOP!

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