The Town of Hammond in New York is working to amend its wind law to require developers siting wind turbines within two miles of a property to sign a value guarantee agreement that would ensure property owners are appropriately compensated should they experience a decrease in value due to the turbines.
Wind turbines to produce electricity on a large scale – “wind farms” – are currently being proposed for parts of Tug Hill. Large-scale wind farms are a relatively new occurrence in the Northeast, and since they are new there are many questions that do not have clear answers.
Mark and Kate Harris of Mars Hill, ME provided this letter to the residents of Roxbury, ME in hopes the voters would make an informed decision before agreeing to permit industrial turbines on their ridgelines.
Harvey Jones addresss aesthetics, shadow flicker, noise, soil erosion, ecology/bird strike, physical breakages and energy supply.
This letter prepared by Michael Picker, Senior Advisor to the Governor of California for renewable energy facilities, to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council explains that the State of California appears to have met its 33% RPS requirement for 2020. Excerpts of the letter are provided below. The full letter can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Industrial Wind Action is pleased to include Donald S. Heintzelman as an ally in our efforts to educate the populace on the potential detrimental impacts of industrial wind energy facilities on migrating hawks, eagles, and falcons. Mr. Heintzelman, an ornithological and wildlife consultant with more than 50 years field experience, is a pioneer in the field of hawk migration science--particularly along the Appalachian ridgelines. He is the author of 21 published books including the four hawk migration books featured here. His books are important references for anyone interested in identifying where migrating hawks occur and understanding the flightpaths and behaviors of these amazing flying creatures. Three of his four books listed below are available on the used book market; the last recently was published by Falcon Guide/Globe Pequot Press as the 2nd edition of Guide to Hawk Watching in North America. Mr. Heintzelman lives in the rural countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Neighbor agreement(s) sent to property owners with land and/or a residence near the project area.
At its monthly meeting held Tuesday, March 3, 2009, the Medical Staff of Northern Maine Medical Center unanimously approved the release of the following statement:
In this short, but compelling document, Dr. Nina Pierpont establishes her thesis that the noise from utility-scale wind turbines can produce health issues for people living within 1.5 miles of the turbines.
Attorney Edward S. Marion submitted this letter to Wisconsin's State Health Officer and Administrator, Dr. Seth Foldy. The letter, prepared on behalf of Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy, Inc., provides the Wisconsin Department of Public Health ('DPH') with evidence that wind turbine noise is a threat to human health and asks the DPH to conduct a formal epidemiological study of the health effects of wind turbine noise from existing wind farms in Wisconsin.