Peter Buotte made a good point (May 27) concerning decommissioning funds in the wind ordinance that is on Rumford’s June ballot. Since it is being done all over the country, why not in Rumford? It only makes sense.
There is not enough being done to protect the resources and jobs in the area.
What is to be gained by these eyesores in the long term? There has been far more said and written painting wind turbines as being a bad idea.
My personal feeling is these turbines that are being lauded as being good for the environment are going to be just the opposite.
Why aren't officials looking into fish and environmentally-friendly hydro power? Is it because there is less government funding? The only people who are going to gain, year after year, are the investors.
When the wind turbines money-making ability no longer is putting big bucks in these people's pockets, they will not think twice about shutting the towers down and leaving those eyesores to rot were they stand.
I will be voting “no” on the Rumford wind ordinance.
Edward Bulger Jr., Rumford