I would not at all be surprised if the same people who despise wind
farms for aesthetic and environmental reasons will also insist on
driving their car everywhere, demand multilane eyesores to handle the
traffic, and will stop any attempts to close streets, implement
traffic calming, or introduce any form of mass transit.
I rank these wind farm opponents up with the the folks who claim that
we need huge, wide roads [with no traffic calming, of course] right up
to every building for fire truck access, yet scream bloody murder when
they get a $100 violation for blocking the fire lane.
> I get pretty upset with people claiming to be green who trash
> every possible replacement for fossil fuel without offering any
> other plan. I believe that electricity on Nantucket is still
> generated by large diesel-powered generators, which are about
> the worst way to generate power, saving aside coal-fired plants.
> (They're also quite noisy.)
> So, if no windmills are to be allowed in an area that's suited for
> them (high average wind speeds), what then?