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Scenic and Wild Northwest Connecticut

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Dear Connecticut Siting Council, Connecticut General Assembly, Governor Malloy, Connecticut Members of Congress, the President of United States, and all others,

We, the undersigned, believe the proposed placement by BNE of 40 story industrial wind turbines in Northwest Connecticut should be denied. While we are supporters of renewable energy, we believe it is crucial that we plan and implement these types of projects with care and respect to the host communities and environment.  Northwest Connecticut is an exceptional natural and cultural resource. Our local economy depends heavily on tourism, recreation, agriculture and the arts.

This poorly conceived energy production facility in Colebrook lacks common sense and is sited improperly.  BNE has little experience and Paul Corey, the chairman, is notorious for giving illegal gifts to politicians.  There is not enough wind, it is very close to homes, businesses will be hurt, pristine wetlands destroyed, bald eagles threatened, and a rural area industrialized.  The absence of state regulations is dangerous, costs taxpayers money, and has a negative effect on our economy, our environment and our community. 


"Scenic and Wild Northwest Connecticut" is a grassroots organization established to preserve the exceptional natural and cultural resources of the region. Our mission is to establish Northwest Connecticut as a special “Scenic and Wild” zone to help stimulate the economy, create jobs, and protect habitats. Just 2 hours from New York City, vestiges of early America still exist in the Northwest Corner – Historic villages dot the landscape, threatened bald eagles soar, moose frequent, endangered bats fly and black bears roam. The local economy depends on tourism, recreation, and the arts. Every year, thousands come to hike, camp, cycle, fish, canoe, kayak, ride, leaf watch, visit historic sites and state parks, enjoy music and theatre, buy art and antiques. The regions outstanding scenic, recreational, historical, environmental, geological and cultural values are immense to the Northeast and to the United States. We believe the beauty and special character of this region should be preserved for generations to come.


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