Just read a great op-ed piece in the Washington Post, (free) registration may be required. It touches on how "environmentalists" are some of the biggest opponents to wind farms.
Tilting at Windmills: "In Western Maryland, a proposal to build wind turbines alongside a coal mine, on a heavily logged mountaintop next to a transmission line, has just been nixed by state officials who called it too environmentally damaging. Along the coast of Nantucket, Mass. -- the only sufficiently shallow spot on the New England coast -- a coalition of anti-wind groups and summer homeowners, among them the Kennedy family, also seems set to block Cape Wind, a planned offshore wind farm."