April 29, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. — Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?
While green energy has become a priority in many states, those who live with it in their backyard say it’s dangerous to their health and their farms.
“It sounds just like a prop jet outside the house,” says Keith Dillenbeck, his description… Continue reading
7 January, 2013
Recent issuing of “Overall Benefit Permits” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allowing renewable energy companies to damage and destroy habitat of endangered species raises concerns that the MNR is not fulfilling its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (2007).
January 3, 2013
BY DAVID GIULIANI firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 525
DIXON – Ornate box turtles are homebodies. So if a proposed wind farm is built in southwestern Lee County, the species would stick around.
On Wednesday, an expert told the Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals that the wind farm could hurt the turtle, which the state listed as a threatened species in 2009.
The turtle is in much of the same… Continue reading
20 October 2009 Animal studies are an important tool used in modern medicine to determine harm to human health. Reports of adverse effects on animals are considered to be cautionary. There is growing evidence that animals are affected even more severely than humans by the low frequency noise and vibrations from industrial wind turbines. This has serious implications for our treaty obligations to protect endangered and threatened species which depend on ever shrinking sensitive natural habitats. It also reinforces… Continue reading
January 25, 2011
By Troy Patterson, Kincardine News
Municipality of Kincardine had an education on the effects of stray voltage and electrical pollution caused by area wind power projects last week.
Ripley’s David Colling, an expert and electrical pollution tester, has tested over 300 homes and farms within four Ontario wind projects over the last five years.
After working with stray voltage issues on dairy farms, the added issue of wind turbines was a surprise to… Continue reading
Mar 15, 2010
by Julie Wernau, Chicago Tribune
Months have passed since anyone has waved hello to one another in Waterman or Shabbona in rural DeKalb County. Some people claim they’ve even stopped going to church to avoid having to talk to former friends.
“It’s gone. The country way of living… Continue reading
Stray voltage (also known as “tingle” voltage) is any voltage that appears in metal work, stanchions, pipes, conduits, etc. It is usually caused by current trying to get back to the transformer by the easiest route. Stray voltage can cause discomfort to farm animals; for example, if a cow touches a metal feeder that is charged with stray voltage, it gives her a shock as the current passes through her body. Most farm animals… Continue reading
November 8, 2009
When researching the impact the impacts of industrial wind turbines on migration of birds and bats, please consider the following:
I live in close proximity to a wind farm on the north shore of Lake Erie, the closest turbine being 460 meters from my property of 2.4 acres.
This wind farm is located in Clear Creek, Ontario and is comprised of 18 – 1.65 MW Vestas V82′s.
It is an extension of the… Continue reading
Jan 25, 2010
I visited two small islands in Nagasaki prefecture in November 2009. This is what I was told by several of the dairy farmers.
“We don’t know if the cause is the wind turbine. But we never experienced this kind of problem before the turbine was built.”
The man says he wants to quit dairy farming. He decreased his herd, commenting that “cattle are very sensitive animals. The… Continue reading