BY: CYNTHIA HARDY WADSWORTH
Appalachian Voices uses their wind shill, Austin P. Hall to brainwash students at Appalachian State University. How? Through Appy State’s Club, Net Impact, Austin Hall promotes videos where he LIES about the 1983 Mountain Ridge Protection Act. He then tells the students to head on over to the student union to sign a petition that shows that they want Commercial Wind turbines in Western North Carolina.
PARENTS PLEASE BE AWARE OF WHAT IS BEING “SOLD” TO YOUR STUDENTS AND WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO SIGN!
Austin Hall, the Ridge Law was written to protect the mountains from people just like you, who want to industrialize the ridges with 400 to 500 foot wind turbines creating a power plant. One these turbines produce power, this plant gets to be like an electric company and all of the people living around this plant can end up with power lines and substations on their land….how….by eminent domain. You fail to mention this issue. There is no mention of the health problems suffered by people living close to wind turbines…this is documented all over the world, and even in the USA.
The biggest LIE sold to the students is that somehow these wind turbines will close a coal plant. We have 35,000 wind turbines in the USA and we have not closed a single coal plant. Why? Wind Power does not work. Coal or gas plants have to remain “on” for when the wind is not blowing, and when you ramp a coal or gas plant up and down to make up for no wind…what happens? LOTS OF CO2. There is no carbon reduction with wind. Wind power has no capacity value. When you need it, it can not be depended on, and most of the time it is not available. The capacity factor of wind turbines is about 20%, that would be like buying an 8 cylinder car, and getting it home only to find out it runs on 2 cylinders or less.
The fact that the mountains have to be blasted away to put up these turbines is not mentioned…and I mean really taking away the topographical features of our beautiful, ancient mountains.
Why would an environmental group such as Appalachian Voices support blowing up the mountains? What is in it for them?
The truth is wind is a highly subsidized scam. It is a way for big wind to hide money. Why is that not mentioned, Austin Hall? How much green is in this for you?
But, perhaps ASU is using Appalachian Voices to lobby for them? Will this affect teaching positions?
Here is the link to the club. By the way, the faculty advisor is Ged Moody…now where have we all seen him before?
This is the link to the videos filled with LIES.
This group is holding a symposium in April…you can bet that we will be there….to see that the people attending hear both sides of the argument, as TRUTH IS ON OUR SIDE.