The worlds strangest religion leaves 14,000 abandoned wind turbine littering the American landscape . . .
"14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the United States" - Newmark's Door
. . . but no matter how hard one looks there is not a green environmentalist be found.
The states need to begin to take this problem to task. The first thing they should require is insurance or bonding to account for the dismantling of the wind turbine once fallow. Second, the states need to make sure the wind producers are actively maintaining these devices. Once the subsidies, and rebates end there will be a huge desire to simply abandon these wind farms, leaving the cleanup to the taxpayers.
I have no idea how many abandoned wind turbines there are in the US, but frankly there is no reason for any of these modern behemoths to be left standing after they are kaput.
Environmentalism is a religion. A wacky, damaging religion, and the adherents want nothing less than your money, and your undivided belief.