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Wind farms get blow-back

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Union and other communities are resisting plans for several wind-farm projects being considered throughout Oregon.

In a battle of Oregonian values, the push for green power is clashing against the desire to preserve landscapes and wildlife habitat.

Opposition to wind energy bears no shortage of irony. Unlike in previous environmental showdowns, both sides claim the moral high ground on protecting the planet -- clean energy versus untrammeled landscapes.

And since the inaugural Vansycle Ridge Wind Farm fired up in Umatilla County in 1998, Oregon has embraced the technology as a source of renewable energy and jobs. The state has spent tens of millions of dollars as part of its Business Energy Tax Credit program to attract wind developers.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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Ken H
0 #1 Electricity from Where ?Ken H 2010-03-06 08:39:36
I just don't understand all the environmental issues in regards to creating electricity. Don't use coal, don't use dams, don't use wind power. What, does the sun supply electricity to us through some type of magic. Wait, I almost forgot, all the environmentalis ts use electricity though, huh.
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