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I don't know the man's history, so perhaps I am wrong, but Mr. Hempton seems to be another urbanite stating the obvious. Silence is endangered, and I applaud anyone who is working to save the quiet places and preserve peace where it exists now, but he comes off as arrogant. I hold that if there is Evil and if there is Satan, then Evil, as we think of the word in religious terms, is Satan blanketing the world in anthro-sound, and driving out the ability to hear creation. I do like that he is getting the message out about our vital need to hear creation, and that he has linked noise and light. It is so easy for regulators to dismiss "noise and light" issues when developers apply for a project -- yet where I live in Alaska, those are some of the top reasons why we do not want development to keep expanding into the wild places.