2012.08.15 Danny Schoonover: Don't degrade Morenci area with wind turbines

Written by David Green.

I just had to respond again to the wind turbine issue. I know that it has already been voted on once, but the issue will not go away by itself.

The degradation of the rural and natural aspects of Morenci and its outlying areas is at stake.

Some of the responses were obviously a veiled attempt to support such a travesty of a project as the turbines. It is very clear that those veiled attempts were indeed commercially and profit based.

I hope the people in the area can and will see through these responses. Otherwise, we will be telling our kids and grandkids for the next 40 some years what a beautiful, serene, natural place the Morenci area once was.

– Danny R. Schoonover

Spring Hill, Fla.

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