By Mark Cool
It would seem Ms. Argo advocates for the Assembly not focus toward protecting fellow citizens from potential injustice and health harm caused by industrial turbines. I know Liz, and I know this not the case. The folks in Falmouth, however, serve as 'the poster child' of a community having been duped by the cover of so many reasonable arguments. (i.e. global warming, carbon footprints & CO2 emissions)
The Delegates were not drawn into the hype. And the Falmouth Zoning and Planning Boards are following a good lead. They choose, instead, the facts. They discern truth from propaganda beckoning 'the sky is falling'. A new tone placing citizen before the wind industry is on the move in Falmouth. Judicious reasoning by town boards and officials, largely based upon findings in the Minnesota Dept of Health report of May 2009, titled 'Public Health Impacts of Wind Turbines' is catalysis for their re-examination.
I say, "Good for Them!".
My sense of justice, coupled with my experience of politics on this matter, far outweigh the fear inciting arguments of the well intentioned environmental 'town-crier'. Furthermore, emotions MUST play an essential role in reaching good decisions. I and my neighbors, the experts if you will, have been publicly scorned by attempts to invalidate our experiences. Please understand, most good decisions with which we live, were forged with the essence of passion. We know this in my neighborhood. We know this from state history (i.e. 'Tea Party' & 'Bunker Hill'). The Governor , down to the state-wide proponants of wind energy, may think Falmouth the epicenter of wind opposition in New England (if rumors are near truth), since we do, after-all, love a good rebellion down here!
I am not the first American to call attention to the assaults by industry on well-being and private property . I am not the first ‘David' to stand defiant against 'Goliath'. To quote Ms. Argo "if we are to see the benefits from wind projects come to Cape Cod, it will be up to our LOCAL representatives. It will be their job to help move Cape Cod into accepting appropriately sited, modern wind technology, a technology that has been accepted by much of the world and benefits our neighbors in Hull, Bourne and Portsmouth, RI. Here Here! Let Falmouth be added to that list of communities, but with special due regard to - accepting IF appropriately sited!