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John Yancey leans against his truck in a field outside his home, his face contorted in anger and pain.
Yancey knows the towers are pumping clean electricity into the grid, knows they have been largely embraced by his community
But Yancey hates them.
Horses graze in a lower field. Amish buggies clatter down a nearby road. From the back porch are sweeping views of the distant Adirondacks.
But the view changed dramatically in 2006. Now, Yancey Road is surrounded by wind turbines.
"I just want to be able to get a good night's sleep and to live in my home without these monstrosities hovering over me," he says.
LINGLEVILLE, Texas—Johnny and Tesa Whitley bought 350 acres in rural Erath County to raise horses and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets, but their view is now marred by something they never expected: two dozen wind turbines.
The 400-foot-tall turbines tower over trees atop ridges, some just a mile away. At night the structures’ bright red lights blink intermittently, even reflecting in their lake, Tesa Whitley said.
“We had a beautiful horizon, and now all we see is turbines,” she said.
Folks in several nearby towns, about 100 miles southwest of Dallas, are fighting to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to them.
The views of two of Beverley's most iconic buildings could be ruined if plans to create a wind farm are given the go-ahead, according to East Riding Council.
The local authority warned stunning views of the Minster and St Mary's Church would be obscured – especially from the Westwood – if 12 huge turbines were allowed to be built at the village of Routh.