Friday, April 19, 2013
Maine governor spins wind turbine conspiracy theory
Meester LePage has a lot of hot air to expend. But what he and nearly all mainstream media reporters are ignoring or just skipping over is this: Putting a wind farm on top of a mountain or ridge almost always means destroying and fragmenting forest. There is little wonder why forest-interior songbirds like the Wood Thrush are in population trouble. Yes, wind, like solar, is a green energy source with a low carbon footprint. But, no, a farm of wind turbines is hardly benign when it comes to impacts on wildlife.