Great Lakes Wind Power

In the search to become more environmentally friendly Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle along with many others are discussing the option of Wind Power in the Great Lakes.

I think this is a great idea. The UK and Denmark are already taking advantage of this new technology. There are some valid issues being raised such as the effect on migratory birds.

However, another concern is how this renewable resource might block the lake views of the wealthy who contribute much needed campaign dollars. This should be the least of our concern. While I understand that windmills may not be pretty, they would serve as a wonderful renewable resource for the state of Wisconsin and potentially other states. If a few people have an impaired view of the lake so thousands more can enjoy clean energy... Well, that's a price I'm willing to pay.

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