2014 has seen several traumatic events, all related to energy production.
The war in Ukraine is a thinly veiled battle to control the region’s natural gas production. Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians lost clean water because of a chemical leak related to the coal industry. And the poor, poor Indian Lake homeowners are facing horrible wind turbines.
It was heartbreaking to read in Sunday’s The Lima News (“An Ill Wind”) how Indian Lake residents fear health effects from 30 minutes of flickering sunlight on the few days each year the sun sets directly behind a turbine. Such horror!
I’m sure the people of Ukraine will consider the plight of Indian Lake in their last moments before being shot by Russian tanks.
— Gabriel Mann, Columbus