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NW residents say they don't mind looking at wind farms

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Most Pacific Northwest residents say they wouldn’t mind views of a wind farm from their backyard. That’s according to a newly released environmental survey commissioned by EarthFix.

Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall (DHM Research) of Portland asked 1,200 residents in Washington, Idaho and Oregon how they felt about wind farms, describing the turbines as 10- to 20-stories tall with three 200 foot long blades. Seventy-five percent of poll respondents said they wouldn’t mind living near rotating turbine blades.

The survey found far less tolerance among Northwest residents for nuclear power plants.

Read more at EarthFix.

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