Wind Energy Blowson September 2nd, 2011 at 7:16 am
(Edit) Just saw this article. Will our neighbors now believe the noise issue when the New York Times chimes in on the topic?
When I first heard about the wind energy project on Poor Mountain, my initial reaction was “well that may be a good idea.” Extra energy from clean renewable wind power, what could go wrong?
As we have demonstrated over the past few weeks, lots can go wrong. There is tons of information on our Wind Power Page that show the many reasons to oppose this project. From the fact that the project would be funded primarily with taxpayer money, the fact that wind energy is wildly inefficient, the fact there are serious negative ecological impacts to our area, and the fact that 400 foot tall windmills pose a nuisance/danger and a serious devaluation of property values to the neighbors of this project, there are ample reason to urge the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to vote NO on the proposed ordinance on wind power on September 13.
To help get the word out, another group will reportedly be putting up some signs to counter the ridiculous pro-wind energy signs you may have seen scattered around town.
But we thought we might join that battle and show who is really environmentally sound.
We are painting over some of our Tripp Godsey signs to get our message out. How “Green” is that?
You can see one of the signs above…based on the fact these bad boys have a nasty tendency to catch on fire. And we are planning on planting them in the MIDDLE OF A FOREST. If you are interested in getting a sign for your property, let me know. email@example.com
What does wind energy blow?
- It blows taxpayer money on a useless project.
- It blows up our tourist industry based on a beautiful pristine mountain area
- It will likely blow feathers from the birds it kills in the turbines
- It blows up property values for people on Poor Mountain
Let encourage the Roanoke Board of Supervisors to vote No on the Wind Power Ordinance on September 13, which does not adequately address the issues of wind energy on the county. Below are a ton of documents you can read and print that can help explain this to you and your neighbors….as well as a link to the Roanoke Board of Supervisors so you can let them know your opinion.