Windmill Noise Causes Cancer Said No Doctor Ever…But According To Trump It Does

Trump's War On Windmills Just Got Even More Ridiculous

We live surrounded by elements in the environment linked to cancer.  According to President Trump, we can now add yet another dangerous carcinogen to list: windmill noise.  However, luckily for us the windmill cancer link like so many other things uttered from the mouth of Donald Trump, is completely made up out of thin air because no such link exists.

We all know that ever since citizen Trump lost his standoff with the government of Scotland over windmills he did not want marring the views from his Trump International Golf Course, Trump has had a personal vendetta against windmills.   He has repeatedly publicly grieved  for the number of birds killed by wind turbines each year (estimates vary between about 150,000 – 300,000 per year in North America) but given that this is a relatively tiny number in comparison to the number of birds killed annually by radio and cell towers (6.8 million), his plea to end the plight of avian victims at the hands of evil windmills failed to resonate.

Even environmentalists consider the bird fatalities a small price to pay for the benefits of this growing clean and renewable energy source.   The success of windmill produced energy is irrefutable with one single average sized windmill able to produce 6 million kWh in a year – enough to supply 1,500 average sized houses with electricity.  With his war on windmills failing to curtail their growing popularity, Trump does what Trump does best, he invents facts to prove his point.  In this case, his claim about windmill noise causing cancer was so ridiculous and over the top, even serial Trump apologist and enabler, Senator Chuck Grassley  called his claim, “idiotic.”

You know what is unequivocally linked to cancer?   Emissions from coal fired power plants.  Yet Trump has been very clear for his love for coal, established link to cancer notwithstanding.  In fact, he loves it so much that when the TVA proposed a vote to close the Paradise #3 coal fired power plant in Kentucky, he tweeted a swipe at them:

“Coal is an important part of our electricity generation mix and @TVAnews should give serious consideration to all factors before voting to close viable power plants, like Paradise #3 in Kentucky!”

Let’s be sensible and realize that Trump does not really love coal and coal miners as much as he constantly expresses it.  What he loves about coal is the generous campaign donations and staunch support he receives from Murray Energy (the company that supplies most of the coal for Paradise #3) CEO, Bob Murray.   Thankfully for our environment, the TVA voted 5-2 in February to close the plant despite Trump’s objections.

 

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