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Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder. As I look from my home in La Grande to Telecasette Wind Farm I see big, ugly dark, menacing one eyed monsters making my neighbors sick, our community a battleground and threatening the natural landscape that drew most of us to live here. At least with the other forms of energy like coal, they are required to return the relatively small area of the earth they damage to it's pre-activity condition. They say the cost of decommissioning these wind farms is roughly 1/4 of the cost to build them. Because of the large amounts of oil they contain (850 gallons per wind tower), they are in effect creating huge hazardous waste sites that noone has the money to remove. These LLC designations increase the likelyhood that many of these wind farms will be rusting away 30 or 50 years from now, just like they are in California. By the way, those of us in Eastern Oregon may not have the money of these huge foreign companies, but we truly love the land and will fight to the death to protect it one windmill at a time!
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