What is lost on Lowell Mountain

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20120811/OPINION02/708119979/1037

August 11,2012
There are a lot of things that we, the opponents of industrial turbines in Vermont, do not like:

We do not like to lose our sacred mountaintops to explosives.

We do not like to lose 100 acres of previously unmarred forest to clear cutting.

We do not like to lose our bear and moose habitat to a seven-mile-long over 100-feet-wide crane path.

We do not like to lose our bats, two on the endangered species list, to the blades of the turbines.

We do not like to lose our songbirds, whose habitats were destroyed.

We do not like to lose our pure mountain water, compromised by inadequate stormwater “management.”

We do not like to lose our rural peace and quiet to the sounds of the turbines.

We do not like to lose the darkness of our night to nine sets of blinking red lights.

We do not like to lose our views of the mountains as they have been for millennia.

We do not like to lose our community.

We do not like to lose our constitutional rights.

We do not like to lose our Vermont.

Green Mountain Power’s Robert Dostis, leader of external affairs and customer relations, complained that opponents to the Lowell industrial turbine project just do not like to lose.

He is absolutely correct.

ALIENA J. GERHARD
Craftsbury Common

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3 comments on “What is lost on Lowell Mountain

  1. Brad Blake says:

    What a sad litany of losses, all too familiar to me in Maine. Will the pandering politicians and the unthinking lemmings ever wake up to stop the onslaught of industrial wind?

  2. Connie Godin says:

    Wow some pictures, I didn’t realize all that was involved. I’m pro wind but not sure about this project. Big question in my mind is, are those horrible roads going to be hidden in the future buy normal overgrowth? Southern Vt wind, I don’t remember seeing any ugly roads.

  3. Anita Amyot says:

    My maternal grandparents lived in Lowell and I remember countless trips over Rt 58 to their home. We would sing, “The bear went over the mountain…” when we were little. It breaks my heart to see what has happened to the Lowell mountains.

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