Letter to the Editor: Stop Feeding the Animals
Falmouth resident Mark Cool says the Town's two turbines need to be shut down.
Town Meeting will, no doubt, be consumed by windmill discussion yet again. The community should be asking itself “do we need to prolong this?" "Can we afford to procrastinate any further?"
The elixir, the long sought Wind Turbine solution has been revealed! The ‘fix’ hasn’t been inspired by a community conviction to 'help thy neighbor', but rather, comes from the cold calculated financials.
Instead of Falmouth’s Twin Towers of Power, Wind Turbine Options Process (WTOP) consultants say the wind energy public works project, including limited mitigation factors 'for thy neighbor', has made them Falmouth’s Twin White Elephants”.
The clear message to Town Meeting: The MA DEP recommended night time curtailment scenarios will result in power shortfalls. These shortfalls translate into a municipal budget deficit. Can we afford this any further?
The turbines have got to go, and Town Meeting should turn it’s efforts to finding the best way to accomplish this. It’s time we “stop feeding the White Elephants”!
Mark J. Cool, Fire Tower Rd., Falmouth, MA