I wish to express my disappointment with whoever is responsible for putting windmill generators along the ridge of Waimea Canyon and my astonishment with the Haleiwa community for approving this.

We rent a beach house every October in Haleiwa. What a shock it was to walk the Waimea Canyon this week.

Gone is the peaceful quiet, and the sound of the birds is drowned out by the loud whoop, whoop of the fans; it’s like taking a walk at the airport.

Hawaii is attractive to tourism because of its extraordinary and unique beauty. Would it be wise to put windmills at Diamond Head? Is Waimea Canyon less precious? Regardless of the economic benefit, no one would entertain strip mining at Yosemite or fracking at Yellowstone.

Please remove the windmills.

Robert Pritikin Santa Barbara, CA