Transmission towers are a blight, will cause birth defects as well as brain cancer, lower property values, and will hinder tourism ...
Chafing at a Plan to Add Power Lines to the Landscape
By Anthony DePalma, The New York Times
OTISVILLE, N.Y., July 5 — ... The battle here is over a proposed private commercial project that would run a 190-mile-long chain of high-voltage transmission towers from near Utica, within sight of parts of the ruggedly beautiful Upper Delaware River to Orange County, north of New York City.
When completed in 2011, the project, which would cost $1.6 billion to build, would transport surplus electricity from upstate New York to downstate power companies to meet the city's growing energy needs.
But opponents say the towers, averaging 120 feet tall, would be an unsightly blight and hinder tourism in the region near the Upper Delaware, a federally designated wild and scenic river that is home to nesting bald eagles. They are also concerned about the effect on property values and the potential health effects of the high-voltage lines. (link)
Let's hope the "opponents" of what we once quaintly called civilization have come up with an alternative means by which to keep all those tourists nice and cool - without the use of electricity-powered air conditioners - when the planet really starts to heat up.
If there was ever a case to be made against evolution, it is this. Darwin never predicted that, as time went by, homo sapiens would actually become stark raving dolts.