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.