www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c89+116?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZBlown away: Residents, officials look at North Dakota's wind industry.270922010-05-03T08:43:30Z2010-05-03T08:43:30ZJohn Spitzer enjoys the beauty of his land in the spring: green grass, clear blue sky and a spinning wind turbine on the horizon.
"I think they're beautiful," the Wilton farmer said.
But some people in the Baldwin area think the turbines are an eyesore that could devalue adjacent property and cause health complications.
"We're going to lose our very precious spaces," Vernon Spitzer said.
For some, wind farms have potential to be too close.270912010-05-03T08:38:16Z2010-05-03T08:38:16ZConcerns about health have some Crofte Township residents opposed to a nearby wind farm.
NextEra Energy proposed last fall to build five wind turbines within the township. Some adjacent landowners and nearby neighbors are concerned about the nearness of the towers to their homes.
"Our primary concern is health and lack of sleep," Crofte Township resident Geralyn Laurie said.
Wind turbines going up near Luverne despite protests.225762009-08-08T07:27:53Z2009-08-08T07:27:53ZNeighbors protesting turbine locations for a wind farm near Luverne, N.D., are upset that work has begun while requests for reconsideration are pending before state regulators. ...Commissioners on Monday will discuss the requests for reconsideration by several neighboring landowners as well as Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo.Wind turbines are ugly, noisy.109132007-07-24T11:42:05Z2007-07-24T11:42:05ZThere is a person near here who has had most everything done to his house to try to keep the noise out. The power company, from what I understand, is paying for trying to keep the noise out in his home. Nothing has worked. He still has the constant noise in his home. Unfortunately, the tower is on the neighbor's land. He is just going to have to put up with it.
I had two couples come out looking at lots and both of them wanted front lots or lots at the top of the hill. When the women got here and looked around, they looked at the view to the north and to the south. No way, they said. We are not going to look at those towers the rest of our lives and both couples left. One of the couples bought 40 acres. The other couple would not buy around the wind charger area.