UPDATE at 12:30PM:
Hi again all,
You can listen to the 3:41 minute radio report about the town of Falmouth, MA voting to take down two 400 foot wind turbines by clicking on the link below.
And my error, the cost to take down these two turbines is $14 million, not the measly $12 million I stated in my prior email to you. Progressive Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod is actually holding a vote on this matter next week. It sounds like a majority is eager to reverse this debacle at a cost of $800 per taxpayer over ten years.
Help save Maine's mountains from this hugely destructive, very costly industrial wind scam. Protect our natural heritage, our forests and wildlife, our fellow citizens. Save the heart and soul of what makes Maine special. Please do your part, spread the word and after you listen....
Share this WGBH-NPR radio report widely:
Hi Maine mountain friends,
This morning on MPBN radio at about 8:30 AM, they reported on two 400' wind turbines that the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod) had erected within their border not long ago.
The townspeople were enthusiastic to do their part in tackling global warming....
But... within 20 minutes of them being turned on a couple of years ago, one big supporter who lived 1,300 feet away from the turbines called the town to say he was feeling sick. Lots of his fellow citizens from much further away, called the town offices, too. They wanted the turbines turned off.
The town has tried running them only at certain hours, not at night, not when it's too windy, etc, but after lots of experimenting, the town and townspeople of progressive Falmouth, Massachusetts have had enough.
The townspeople just voted to spend the $12 million!! to take these monstrosities down. Two turbines taken down = $12 million. It will cost each taxpayer in town $800 over ten years but they are willing to do it. They can't wait to be done with this debacle.
One resident stated clearly that he knows we must address climate change now but we must do it with solutions that work and that do not make people sick and the places we live uninhabitable and so damaged that it hurts to have done it to begin with.
Fascinating. Save our beautiful mountains, protect our rural citizens, our trees, ridge-lines, wildlife, waters, our visitor-based economy, our soul, our natural heritage. Spread the word about this radio report. Save Maine from this hugely wasteful, greed-driven and massively destructive scam.