Letter to the Editor,
Today I’m writing in regarding the whole hoop-la in the past year or so regarding wind turbines. Wind turbines are a fantastic, green source of energy. They are one of the most efficient ways of converting energy. What I don’t understand is, why everyone has it out for them. Take a drive through almost any rural town and you will see signs reading “Get rid of the wind turbines!” or “We don’t want wind turbines!” This drives me insane.
People want and need energy, but don’t want any of the things needed to make it. Where do you think it’s coming from? Appearing out of thin air? Most peoples’ arguments are that they make lots of noise and that they are ugly. Traffic makes more noise than the wind turbines, but I don’t hear anyone complaining about that! Plus, if you think turbines are ugly, how about a giant nuclear or coal power plant in front of your house. Turbines don’t seem ugly now, now do they?
I do understand the one argument that high-polluting US companies are building them up here and keep polluting down south, but if they are made by other, reliable companies, I am completely okay with wind turbines.
(Davis Schenk of RR 1, Mount Forest submitted the above letter to the editor as part of his Civics class at Wellington Heights Secondary School.)