Wind farm: who do you root for?

JGFitzgerald -- April 22nd, 2009

The Forest Service recently rejected a wind farm in the George Washington National Forest, citing the need for new roads, availability of other locations, and failure to blend into the landscape. Is it a triumph for preserving green space, or a failure for creating green energy?

61 Responses to “Wind farm: who do you root for?”

  1. JGFitzgerald says:

    Can’t figure out who the Neal fan is arguing with, since he’s answering things nobody’s said. Could have been fun.

  2. BANDIT says:

    ….ahh…do you ever comment in a regular sentence Fitzgerald ? Hey, I’m up for fun!
    What about wind turbines out in the middle of the ocean?

  3. JGFitzgerald says:

    One of my comments above contains a sentence with 52 words, five prepositional phrases, two infinitive phrases and a 14.5-grade reading level. The sentence is proper, grammatically correct, and linguistically regular, and I resent mightily the implication that it is anything else.

  4. Lowell says:

    “14.5-grade reading level”

    Therein may lay the challenge…

  5. megan says:

    Lowell nailed it. LOL

  6. BANDIT says:

    Fitzgerald, I have no problem reading your posts. You just have a way about you. My comments should not be construed as a “Neal fan”… I just like to have facts which are easily obtained.
    As for the Curt story … it was not that I did not believe the story until WSVA broadcast it, it’s that I believe that the local media should have covered the story due to the facts … two people died and 20 million dollars in lawsuits. That is newsworthy. The local media thought that Curt suing the people who bought his business and missed a payment was newsworthy. This trumps that story 20 fold. I hate to see someone given special treatment due to the fact that he is a whale in this Republican community. So you see Fitzgerald, you are not always correct on your assumptions.
    Back to the real topic, I actually think that those wind turbines are rather cool looking and they have tremendous potential.

  7. JGFitzgerald says:

    A way about me? I like that.

    Nobody’s covering up the lawsuit. They just missed it.

  8. seth says:

    didn’t know that song was about you….
    (or that you’re actually a josephine!)

  9. BANDIT says:

    Renee, isn’t that awesome! There are so many ways to tap into unused energy … on the ground, in the air … and at sea.
    It’s time to be creative!

  10. Tex says:

    The windmill discussion is sublime. Imagine an obnoxious breath of air causing the resulting spin to produce no real outcome? Perhaps Curt has caused a stir in the wind but the local “free” press forgot (or missed) the outcome because of who really blows the air? It appears that Mr. Fitzgerald has his face so up the tale of the big guy that he has lost perspective. Imagine this world famous journalist counseling the world on what is news…as circulation drops and drops. Perhaps the better question is “who really benefits” from the lack of real reporting? The answer is clearly Curt. There are really deeper questions to ask about this accident. The story is just beginning.
    Tex

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