Tur­bine ter­ror

The Scotsman - - Perspective / Letters To The Editor -

Now that the UK supreme court has re­fused the RSPB right to ap­peal, the hor­ri­fy­ing and in­sa­tiable greed of the wind in­dus­try will be clearly demon­strated, as they set about in­dus­tri­al­is­ing our Firth of Forth for a tiny trickle of un­re­li­able, in­ter­mit­tent elec­tric­ity, pro­duced mostly when we don’t need it, with the poor­est bill-pay­ers in so­ci­ety stump­ing up the cash.

Not con­tent with cov­er­ing our in­com­pa­ra­bly beau­ti­ful land­scapes, so that wind farms are now vis­i­ble from more than 60 per cent of Scot­land, they are now in­tent on ru­in­ing our pris­tine, sparkling hori­zons with their gi­ant, in­dus­trial bird-min­cers, where the en­su­ing car­nage can be kept hid­den.

The ever-gullible Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to be duped by the wind in­dus­try and wil­fully ig­nores the ex­pert ad­vice of the ded­i­cated RSPB spe­cial­ists who de­scribe the pro­pos­als as “among the most dam­ag­in­goff­shorewind­farms for seabirds in the world” and the­firthof­forthas“ofin­ter­na­tional im­por­tance to wildlife”. This bla­tant dis­re­gard for our birdlife cer­tainly ‘blows’ the feigned en­vi­ron­men­tal cred­i­bil­ity of WWF and the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment out of the wa­ter! GE­ORGE HERRAGHTY LOTHLORIEN

El­gin, Mo­ray

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