The company officials wish to remain anonymous. That tells you the state of the alternative fuel industry in this country.
Wind may be asset in Patrick County
A company is looking at possible sites to erect wind turbines to generate electricity.
By Mason Adams, The Roanoke Times
Less than a year after Highland County supervisors approved a controversial proposal to build 400-foot wind turbines on ridges, a company has approached Patrick County with a similar project in mind.
The company, which county officials declined to name, has been looking at sites in Western Virginia for construction of about 20 turbines to generate electricity, said Michael Burnette, assistant county administrator.
The company contacted county officials about a year ago "just to let us know they are talking with private landowners about the possibility of leasing land and erecting some of these windmills," Burnette said. "We're one of a number of localities that they're looking at."
The company is looking at ridges around the county, but it has focused largely on Belcher Mountain, near Meadows of Dan, and Bull Mountain, near Patrick Springs. (link)
So why do environmentalists not want those stately non-fossil fuel consuming wind turbines producing non-polluting energy in the mountains of Southwest Virginia? Well, there are just all kinds of reasons:
Opponents of the turbines said the project would pollute the area and damage local tourism, the county's rural character and values of nearby property.Windmills pollute.
For the love of God.
There's only one way to win with these people. All environmentalists must die.