Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Deaf to progress

Sunday Herald Sun
13 February 2011, Page: 71

NOTHING makes my blood boil more than the attitude of people who say "not in my backyard" and state "health problems" are caused, in this case, by the rhythmic swoosh, swoosh" generated by wind turbines.

Did Peter Rolfe ask the farmers with tinnitus if there might be any other cause for their condition, such as the farmers driving their tractor without ear protection? I am familiar with tinnitus, having lived with a longterm suffer who would never drive a tractor without ear protection to protect his ears from further damage.

Wind power and other future developments have the potential to minimise the negative effects to the community from coal fired electricity stations. Progress and electricity production are important to how we all live invariably someone is inconvenienced for the betterment of the wider community.

Elizabeth Wright, Nicholson