October 07, 2007

What meaning of "the environment"?

A reader writes on the wind turbines:

While I do agree that the application for this should have been turned down, for me it is not the unsightly aspect that is unacceptable but how many birds are killed or maimed by these. That seems to not even have been part of the minister’s concern. what meaning of “environment” is she using, i wonder?

Not something that I'd considered, but at least that would have been understandable from an environmental perspective.

The more I think about the 'unattractive' reasoning, the more silly it seems.

I mean, really. If we're rejecting wind turbines because they're an unattractive method of delivering energy, then surely we should be banning above ground power lines as well...which can be seen in the bottom left corner of the background of the proposed wind turbine photo.

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Posted by Christian S. Dunleavy