NIMBY windmill alert

imaginethat

Forum Staff
Oct 2010
71,522
32,072
Colorado
The Democrat leadership is showing their true stripes. "Not in my backyard" to wind generators.
The leading opponent to the project is Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican.

Harris: “If and when they are built, the large array of wind turbines visible from our coast will have far reaching and long lasting consequences. Not only will they sully the pristine view from Ocean City, negatively affecting tourism, recreational and commercial fishing, as well as local property values in the largest economy on the shore, they also pose significant environmental, navigational and national security risks. I am very concerned that the construction of this large wind project, by a foreign company no less, will have long lasting negative effects on the economy and the residents of the First Congressional District."

 

imaginethat

Forum Staff
Oct 2010
71,522
32,072
Colorado
And then:

"On the other hand, many argue that jobs will be created and local economies will be bolstered. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) argues that the initiative stands to create 5,000 jobs in his district alone, as well as raise more than $70 million in tax revenue. Additionally, the developers will be required to use Baltimore ports for construction. The project will fund $40 million in upgrades to the Tradepoint Atlantic shipyard and require an investment of $76 million in a local Baltimore steel fabrication plant."


Nice try, but a fail Clicker.
 
Feb 2006
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California
And then:

"On the other hand, many argue that jobs will be created and local economies will be bolstered. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) argues that the initiative stands to create 5,000 jobs in his district alone, as well as raise more than $70 million in tax revenue. Additionally, the developers will be required to use Baltimore ports for construction. The project will fund $40 million in upgrades to the Tradepoint Atlantic shipyard and require an investment of $76 million in a local Baltimore steel fabrication plant."


Nice try, but a fail Clicker.
Need to fix it! LOL