Common sense isn't.
The dangerous wind power plant is surrounded by fencing, warning signs, and locked gates. Deadly high voltage electric lines run under foot and over head. Windmills can be seen lining the hills in the distance.
17350 PATTERSON PASS RD (OpenStreetMap approximate location)
AUTHORIZED ENTRY ONLY
THROUGHOUT THIS FACILITY
CALL BEFORE DIGGING
Nearly everywhere we looked, the hills are alive, with the sounds of windmills. Actually, roughly half of the windmills we saw were not spinning! Enxco (on the sign) is the same company that initially operated TVA's facility.
Brush fires are a problem in the area. Fire breaks, to keep fires from spreading towards (or from?) the turbines are scraped into the earth.
Patterson Pass Windfarm
14680 Patterson Pass Road
Admittance By Written Authorization Only
For Information: Call (925) 455-3821
Larger turbines with cylindrical towers. More extensive fire break cuts are seen.
Numerous windmills cover the golden hills
Many were not operating, and many were in such decrepit states of disrepair that they obviously were no longer capable of operating.
Clearly, the natural shape of the hills has been sacrificed for terraced foundations for the decrepit windmills. No one who sees this can claim they are better for the land, or much different in appearance, than oil derricks, which would be fewer and farther apart, and produce more energy.
Altamont Landowners Against Rural Mismanagement (archive, 2001)
|Quote of the moment|
|Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress. To those who fully admit the immortality of the human soul, the destruction of our world will not appear so dreadful.|
|~ Charles Darwin, From Life and Letters. ~|
Common sense isn't.
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