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A Washington Post columnist, Anne Applebaum, is tilting against anti-windmill activists who are resisting wind-power projects around the country. Some of them say wind-powered generators are unsightly; others, the old saw that they kill birds. Applebaum's recent column includes a photo of the gorge’s own windmills, near Wasco, east of The Dalles (site of its own future wind-power project), though the anti-windmill movement appears to be an East Coast phenom. The attitude is not NIMBY, says Applebaum, but BANANA — Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything...

Gorge Windmills Make the Washington Post

A Washington Post columnist, Anne Applebaum, is tilting against anti-windmill activists who are resisting wind-power projects around the country. Some of them say wind-powered generators are unsightly; others, the old saw that they kill birds.

Applebaum’s recent column includes a photo of the gorge’s own windmills, near Wasco, east of The Dalles (site of its own future wind-power project), though the anti-windmill movement appears to be an East Coast phenom. The attitude is not NIMBY, says Applebaum, but BANANA — Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.

BANANA is a useful acronym, no doubt, for Oregon’s ongoing land use conversation. Along with one more: SALAD — Should be All Land is Acceptable for Development.

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  1. neville williams

    I think we in the united kingdom should adopt the 2 names banana & salad because the government propose to cover half the country with new house contruction they sure sound like 2 good names for our use aswell