The owners of the resorts and the actual land in question are the concerned parties. Why does living somewhere nearby give you the right to dictate what property owners can do? Any more than a non-resident client.
If the main argument for is "cool" and the main argument against is "I will see towers", "cool" seems to enhance people's lives. If the real complaint is more crowds, then it feels like I really am not welcome there.
We are not talking strictly about private property. There are areas in the public domain both directly and indirectly affected by these plans. I am definitely a property rights advocate, but when there is a project that involves public owned areas that I use and care about keeping further development out, I strongly feel the local residents have a right to have a say.
In addition, the backers of the interconnect are also not being straight with their marketing of the plan., They are trying to push made-up benefits as a reason to do this, when in actuality it would only benefit a small percentage of people.