Getting power from the wind is one of the favorite options of environmentalists.  Favorite, that is, until a massive wind farm is actually planned, and then complaints about its harmful effects coming rushing in like a tornado.  A good case in point is a proposed wind farm off the coast of Britain.  According to the green and gold, the turbines for this wind project would be as high as a 15-story building, and would thus have to be built into secure concrete blocks in the seabed — not good news for hermit crabs.  Large power cables would have to cross up to six miles of seabed, just to get to shore.  And of course, the project would hardly be good for aesthetics, as local groups are complaining about having to watch the sunset through a thicket of unsightly turbines.

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