They’re noisy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They use rare earth minerals in their manufacturing process and endanger Chinese workers who have to mine the toxic metals from the ground. They kill bald eagles and bats and all manner of birds. No one wants to live next to one going whup whup whup 24/7 (drives the neighbors insane). We’re talking of commercial windmills of course. Today MDN kicks off a campaign to get 170 New York townships to ban windmills. Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s also have town boards ban big solar farms too…
When the sun hits those solar panels just right it blinds the neighbors for miles around. Solar panels also disturb the habitat of turtles and other earth-dwellers.
What…outlandish? Silly? Stupid? Unconstitutional? EVERY source of energy has negatives and drawbacks. Even Democrat and former PA DEP Secretary John Hanger admits there are plenty of negatives with wind and solar energy. In light of yesterday’s Court of Appeals decision in New York State–if we can ban one source of energy in the People’s Republic of New York, why not ban others?
So we call on towns to be brave and take the next step. We think towns should ban so-called alternative energy production, you know, just like they’ve banned fracking for natural gas. How about it Dryden? Middlefield? The hundred or so other towns in NY that have banned fracking? Who will have the balls to do it?
Of course, at the end of the day we’ll end up banning all forms of energy, including wood burning, just to be fair. Can’t leave any energy source out. At the end of ban-madness in NY we’ll have no electricity and no heat sources. Half the NY population (or more) will freeze to death in wintertime. But then, that’s what the completely insane and inept town board members who hate fossil fuels want, right? Return the earth to its natural, pre-human state.
Actions Pro-Drillers Can Take
On a more serious note, below is a list of the town board members in Dryden and Middlefield. Some of them are up for re-election this year. We encourage you to vote against every single one of them. Since part of Cooperstown sits within Middlefield, we also encourage you to give Cooperstown, including the Baseball Hall of Fame, a pass this year. Let’s not support that area with our hard-earned money. Let’s hit them hard where it counts–in the pocketbook. Make Cooperstown a ghost town this summer.
Dryden Town Board Members to Vote Against:
Mary Ann Sumner, Town Supervisor
Jason Leifer, Deputy Supervisor
Middlefield Town Board Members to Vote Against:
Dave Bliss, Town Supervisor