Paul Kenny

A land trust would be a better way if Meadowsend honestly wants conservation

Candidly, this is all about the profits for Iberdrola and Meadowsend.

If Meadowsend were truly concerned about preserving the Stiles Brook, as Jeremy Turner contends, then the company would do what any responsible citizen would do and establish a land trust.

In my home state of Rhode Island, environmentally concerned citizens lacking the resources of Meadowsend willingly deed their valuable Block Island oceanfront land (probably valued at more than $1 million an acre) over to public land trusts to prevent any future development.

By the way, Jeremy, that land is also 15 miles off mainland Rhode Island and far more consistently windier than Stiles Brook, and these land owners would never accept wind developer profits over land preservation. Never.

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