Thursday, February 07, 2008

Lobby Alec Salmond to stop the Lewis windfarm

Alex Salmond and the SNP are minded to refuse permission for the Lewis windfarm. Now is the moment to write to the First Minister and encourage him to confirm that decision. 82% of the islanders (Scotsman) agree with Mr Salmond but there are powerful lobbies desperately trying to keep this destructive and (most likely) anti-environmental project alive. There is a letter that you can adapt, and all the contact details are here.

Whilst windfarms appear to be environmentally friendly there are a huge range of issues, not least of which is that the disturbance of the moorland may release more CO2 than the windfarm might save. Each needs to be considered on its merits. Personally I reckon this particular development is not a good one.

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