Friday, September 21, 2007

Wind energy approved despite enviros

Environmentalists insist we can do everything green. Renewable energy? "It will be better for the earth and cheaper." But when you try to follow their advice they fight you tooth and nail. In Washington a wind-energy farm was proposed near Ellensburg. Yes, they fought it. Our governor Christine Gregoire had to make a decision. She did the right thing and approved it. Seattle Times:
Gregoire's decision to allow the Kittitas Valley Wind Power project means as many as 65 towering wind turbines could line hillsides northwest of Ellensburg, despite a vote against the project by the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners. The case was closely watched by environmentalists, energy companies and local governments as a sign of whether wind projects near populated areas would be allowed in Washington, and whether the state would flex its muscles to force a project past local objections. "The concern was renewable-energy developers would just throw up their hands and say, 'Washington is making it tough.' Thankfully, this long saga appears to be at an end," said Marc Krasnowsky, spokesman for the environmental group NW Energy Coalition.

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