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The blades of turbine #6 go up at Noble Environmental Power's wind farm in Clinton County.
The blades of turbine #6 go up at Noble Environmental Power's wind farm in Clinton County.

Lifting giant windmills into the sky

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Few issues have generated as much controversy as wind power. Supporters love the green energy and the economic boost they bring to struggling rural communities. Detractors hate the noise, the view, and what they call deceptive claims made by big corporations. Tomorrow, we look at the challenges facing local town boards stuck in the middle of the debate. Today, an upclose look at the giants themselves, and two neighbors' reactions. Noble Environmental Power has already erected 60 of 122 turbines in the western Clinton County towns of Clinton and Ellenburg. David Sommerstein was there as turbine #6 went up, and has our story.

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