Fred Huntress Jr: Greenwood Don't Be Fooled

The residents of Greenwood will have the opportunity to save their mountains when they vote on the ordinance on Aug. 6.

How often do people read an article about a wind power project in which the term “wind farm” is used? When most people think of a farm, they picture open fields and pastures where the hard-working owners practice good stewardship of the land to make it more productive.

On the contrary, a “wind farm” only harvests one crop, wind, which it has not cultivated or improved and only destroys land which has produced clear water, forest products, wildlife habitat and beautiful scenery.

The so-called wind “farm” only destroys those valuable assets for the profits of large corporations at the expense of the residents of Maine.

The term “wind farm” is a clever hoax to benefit a few through the destruction of rural Maine.

Fred Huntress Jr., Poland Spring

http://www.sunjournal.com/residents-can-save-their-mountains/

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Comment by Long Islander on August 2, 2018 at 12:49pm

I would add that the term "NIMBY" is similarly a clever term to ridicule folks exercising their rights to defend their back yards. Similar to NIMFY where those on the seacoast are exercising their rights to defend their back yards. It's from the tool box of political correctness, political correctness being nothing more than coercion to fall in line with the prevailing group think.

Let me see if I get this. One defends their backyard and home, usually one's greatest investment, and they are painted pejoratively because they are defending what is theirs from a nearby transgressor? If one doesn't defend their own backyard, who will? Sorry, but neither a lemming or veal will I be.

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