I visited friends in C-ville in 1976, and just found the surrounding area stunning. I was living in western Massachusetts at the time, and it was nice there but something about the Blue Ridge was pretty unique, and "unspoiled". I soon grew addicted to the quiet, and proximity of wildlife, and looking out my window at trees. I've been a woodworker for 40 years, and have heated with wood, so if I am not shaping small pieces of rosewood or ebony into musical instruments, or carrying logs of oak and maple upstairs, I might be going for a walk and checking out living trees.
Our area here is transitioning from agricultural (when almost all of the trees were cut down) back to mature forest ( in another 100 years it will be magnificent) so why cut a swath through hundreds of miles of forest to install an outmoded, inefficient, blunderbuss of a energy system?
While I am too old to feel fear and anxiety about such destructive mischief, I am frustrated by such a shortsighted policy in our nation, and I vote on that basis, in favor of renewable energy systems, that don't pollute.