Wind turbines – Governor transforms into intrusive regulator
Scott walker, the governor for Wisconsin, is looking forward to have 99 percent of states’ energy to extract from fossil fuels by the year 2020.
In other words he will be banning the wind turbines in the Wisconsin`s state.
Earlier it was governor’s top priority to open more job opportunities but his decision could not even wait for 2 weeks, after his new administration took charge, to put a stop to Wisconsin’s wind energy business.
The governor’s proposal is going to authorize the minimum distance of 1,800 feet between a wind turbine and the closest residence. It’s comparable to the setback distance of 1,250 feet from a closest property line as was approved by the Public Service Commission adopted in the last year.
How ugly can be Walker’s proposed rules? Let’s take a look:
Michael Vickerman of Renew Wisconsin says that there might be few places in the Badger state that might rise above the extreme constraints but they are so less in number that you can easily count them on your fingers.
The proposal by walker is considered wrong at several levels:
First, the fossil fuels are not unlimited in amount. Knowing the fact walker still had to show complete hostility against the renewable energy as well the transportation. Its not the concern of the green people. The state has no fuels of its own when it comes to fossil fuel resources. And for the same reason state is paying huge number of dollars all the time
Second, labor is required for building and maintaining turbines, which means lots of jobs for the people. But the governor who earlier killed great number of the passenger train industry in the state is yet again planning to terminate the wind turbine industry as well.
Third, is the concern of private property rights! Earlier governor could not wait to let developers to fill up wetlands has now looking to regulate the contracts amongst the private property owners and wind turbine companies.
Walker joined the governor office on the January 3rd.and he promised jobs as well as less governmental regulations. They were amongst his top priorities. But not even in 2 weeks time did he proposed to re do the rules that concerned the wind turbines that are not very old, but only a year. Wisconsin is a state according to Walker that may be open for people for business but only in the event of it fitting the right ideology.