It's time to say goodbye. For all the many people who have stood so strongly up against the big bad corporation cheer in full delight. Proudly many of them say what a wonderful thing they vainly say they helped to push the big bad corporation out of Vermont. Out of their area. They blew and they blew as hard and as long as they could. Feeling hopless and powerless as the bad bad business was standing it's ground fighting to stay in business here in southern vermont.
You won. You won the war and now the doors are being closed as the days become numbered and the hours countable as to when it is official that the Vermont Yankess Nuclear Power plant makes ready to end this supply of costly electricity.
Electricity is such'a funny thing. Not one person I come accross in any giving day can tell me that they do not use it. Not one of these people who stood in front of one of the many provided mikes to fill the air with all the noise to end the use of the nuclear energy to create electricity. If indeed there is and was someone who could say they do not use electricity in anyway they indeed are far fewer then all of us who crave the benefits of electricity.
Not too much time after the anouncement of the vermont yankee being shut down was the news of the many protesting the noise level of the wind turbines in another corner of vermont. That protest brought to my memory of a protesting of a new hampshire power company placing wind turbines ontop of mount Wantastiquet. The argument here if my memory serves me right was that wind turbines will steal the "beautiful" view and esthetics of' the mountain from brattleboro. This if my memory serves me correctly was being protested just as the contruction of the new co-op building in brattleboro was starting. A building which has effectively robbed me and I am sure many other prople from the "beautiful" view of mount Wantastiquet. I guess these protestors were concerned for all these people who are and were going to live in the slate gray poorly designed co-op building.
It must be from inside these apartments that have no needs for electricity you do not have to see the drab gray co-op structure nor worry that it might block a portion of the view of the "beautiful" mountain accros the river. A view taking from the many townfolk for the sake of this "politicaly correct cooperative".
No wind turbines on the hills away from the residential areas. No wind turbines close to residential areas. I guess no complaints toward the solar hill estate that poorly placed an eye sore of photovoltaic panels in such a way that most every visitor I've come accross has asked what is going on there and why did they make those panels look so ugly? This place for what ever the reason was ignored by the protestors for esthetic pleasures slipped by.
If my education serves me even just a little I was taught that twhere are alot of enviromental damage done to create any generators for electricity. Nuclear electricity produces far less co2. The operation of the plant does pose environmental impact yet I wonder if you could measure the amount of usage produced verse enviromental impact of the many tools used by you, what is the ratio. How much environmental damage is done with the excessive use of highly toxic chemicals to create a battery. How much enviromental destruction occurs when making solar panels?
If you are going to protest then start offering an alternative to these limited tools we have available to produce electricity. It is too easy to say no and soo difficult to bring forward ideas that will help solving these high demands for electricity you are asking for. Instead of protesting against all these tools why not stop using the electricity so these generators are not needed as much. You can not expect that you can have everything without making any sacrifice or compromise. Just make up you minds and be proactive here. Stop your protesting untill you are willing to make efforts to stop the demands.