How Gamesa Operates
One word describes it - sneaky. Gamesa slides into rural areas quietly approaching individual landowners confidentially. They try to get your neighbors to sign a "lease". The lease allows Gamesa to erect wind turbines, roads, transmission lines, stormwater retention ponds, permanent diversion channels, etc. etc., on your neighbors' ground. They talk about "green energy," global warming, and how wind plants will cut down on our oil consumption. Sadly, some people fall for it. If you, as a neighbor, don't like the fact that your property value will plummet when 404-foot tall noisy wind turbines, new heavy duty roads, power cables, clear cuts and industrial facilities are built right next to your property - too bad. What you think does not matter. It does not matter because there is usually no zoning and rarely any regulations in the areas selected for wind development. No zoning, no regulations - that's why rural Pennsylvania is being preyed upon by wind companies. Legislation is badly needed to regulate siting of wind plants to protect our environment, your property value and our rural way of life.
The sad fact is that, in most cases, you do not even know that Gamesa is planning a wind plant in your area, because their lease with the landowner contains a secrecy clause. Here it is - read it for yourself. This is a real nice way to do business, isn't it? It apparently works so well that the Central City Water Authority was totally unaware of this wind project until mid May 2007, even though one of their directors had signed a lease with Gamesa two years earlier.
So you have a Spanish corporation (Gamesa) coming into your back yard in rural Pennsylvania, fracturing rural communities - pitting neighbor against neighbor - destroying the environment and virgin land - solely because of government subsidies and tax incentives -- and that's supposed to be good for us? Good for who?
WHO BROUGHT THIS COMPANY TO PENNSYLVANIA
TO DESTROY OUR MOUNTAINS, DEGRADE
OUR WATER AND FRACTURE OUR RURAL
COMMUNITIES AND WAY OF LIFE?
THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF DISTANT CAPITAL
(SPAIN AND PHILADELPHIA) EXPLOITING THE PEOPLE
AND RESOURCES OF THE HINTERLANDS TO GIVE THE
ILLUSION OF PROGRESS.