- Common Sense Nantucket
- United States of America
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The island of Nantucket is a beautiful, peaceful and unique place. We want to maintain our island's cultural and scenic heritage for future generations.
Renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuels include solar, biomass, wind, gasification, hydro and other methods. Green energy solutions are preferred when properly sited and with the approval of neighbors.
There has been a tremendous amount of controversy worldwide in siting Industrial Wind Turbines in and around residential neighborhoods. This has caused unnecessary splits in communities. There are real health, financial and other concerns about Industrial Wind Turbines that need to be considered by all parties in the debate.
Industrial Wind Turbines are intended to be used in industrial areas - not to transform residential neighborhoods into industrial zones. Neighbors to proposed or installed Industrial Wind Turbines have had to fight to maintain or restore their communities to residential peace and quiet enjoyment of their homes and properties.
Industrial Wind Turbines were always intended to be placed in areas far away from residential areas. Nantucket's leaders, residents and homeowners have fought hard and spent millions of dollars to maintain our historic open space and bucolic vistas. The construction of Industrial Wind Turbines is not appropriate anywhere on Nantucket island.
We, the undersigned, believe that the island of Nantucket is a beautiful, peaceful and unique place. While encouraging energy conservation and sensible alternative energy methods we strive to maintain our island's cultural and scenic heritage for future generations. Toward that end we believe Nantucket Island should be an Industrial Wind Turbine-free zone and support the passage of appropriate Town zoning, health, historic preservation, conservation, planning and general bylaws forever preventing the construction of these turbines on Nantucket.
The Make Nantucket Turbine Free petition to Common Sense Nantucket was written by Jim Aylward and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.