Media still portrays sexy, sexy wind turbines as ‘pesky.’ Remain oblivious to U.S.’s 5,700 power plants which are incredibly filthy industrial sites, usually located in poor areas of the city. Power plants cause water and air pollution, leave behind contaminated soils, lower property values, are on Super Fund, costs tax payers billions in law suits, and increase health risks. Further, their power lines alone kill tens of thousands of animals annually, and power plants are actually much harder on the eyes then turbines (how about a graphic comparison, LA Times, eh?).
Indeed, turbines harm no one. And the fear mongering is less than pedestrian reporting, it’s bullshit. Stop it.