To the editor of THE EAGLE:
I have lived in Peru for many years and I have seen a lot of things come and go. Something new is on the horizon --literally -- and I am not sure that it fits in our small town: wind turbines.
Peru is a quiet beautiful town that I feel might be on the brink of a possible mistake. I am not necessarily against wind turbines, as we do need new sources of energy, but at this point I would like a lot more information. I want to know what the negative aspects of these turbines are. So far we have been presented with all the polished and spit-shined pluses, but there has not been a lot of information about the negative aspects.
I would like to know how these will affect our wildlife, as this is one of the great reasons we chose to live here, and we already know that the effect on birds is not good at all. How will a wind turbine -- make that five turbines -- affect our health? Our children's health? How about our farm animals? How will it affect them? What about our peaceful countryside? How about the value of our homes?
I believe that we, the citizens of Peru, need to step back and think about this and better educate ourselves. Obtain all the information available and try to do what is right for our small picturesque town. The only thing I am asking for from the town and people seeking wind energy is time to get all the facts. Once the decision to install five wind turbines is made we and our children are going to have to live with it for a long time. LYNN MCAVOY