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View Diary: [ED] My detailed dissection of Robert F. Kennedy Jr 's misguided Op-Ed on Nantucket Wind in the NYT (390 comments)

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  •  I think this is a shame... (none)
    and that RFK Jr. should be ashamed of himself. Frankly, those pics of the off-shore turbines look beautiful...I would argue that they enhance the view...

    This is an ongoing problem though...nobody wants "__" in their backyard...whether it be a landfill, refinery, etc. etc.

    I would have thought RFK Jr. would have been above that mentality....but apparently not.

    •  How can industrialization (4.00)
      enhance the view? What about the beauty of seeing unspoiled, open ocean meeting the sky? I hope as few coastlines as possible get ruined by the addition of industrial machinery. Surely there are other places to site wind farms. If they tried to put one near the Monterey Bay -- the view I'm accustomed to seeing -- I would fight like hell.
      •  Well... (none)
        I'm willing to give a little in order to end our addiction to oil...and if that means a wind turbine near my house then I'm okay with that...provided it is well-researched.

        Sure, sky meeting ocean is beautiful...but if you turn your head you can probably see that too...it isn't like this is going to be some huge wind farm that will be endless in length...

        •  "If you turn your head" (none)
          So the dramatic sweep of the coastline would be visible only in certain segments -- if you line your head up right, you can almost imagine there's unspoiled ocean out there? And then just visualize what it was like back when people could look out and see the sun rise over open ocean without having to peer at it through a thicket of machinery? Seriously, the idea of siting industrial equipment along the coastline sounds tragic to me, whether it's oil rigs or windmills. I'm astonished and disturbed that so many "progressives" think it's just peachy to load the coastline up with ugly machinery. This diary is disturbing because the writer acts as if it's utterly unreasonable to want to protect coastline, and puts up butt-ugly pictures as images of the "progress" that these supposed Luddites are resisting.
    •  they only enhance the view (none)
      if you prefer to look at manmade crap than an open ocean.

      As for NIMBY, I would not have objected to a windfarm being installed near my former home in St Paul, MN.  There was already a huge recycling plant nearby, and we were two miles from a big Superfund cleanup site.  It wasn't as if we were next to a national wildlife refuge.

      Perhaps some mighty victory is growing in you now. - Mike Finley

      by hrh on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:39:05 PM PST

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