It would also be important to find out where the energy will be used. If it is to benefit the local area that might be a mitigating factor. I ask because my hometown in Indiana now has thousands of these ugly things covering the beautiful praire/farm landscape. But guess what? Not one killowatt of the electricity is used locally. It is all transported via more power lines to urban areas, mostly Chicago.
Not sure if that matters to anyone else. It certainly matters to me. Putting up with the down side might be different if Chattanooga gains an inexpensive and clean means of power from the plan. If they are going to send the power to Atlanta? Hmmm I would think twice.