The Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy (BCCRWE) produced this document for the purpose of providing evidence that demonstrates that (former) Brown County, Wisconsin Health Director Chua Xiong’s conclusion regarding wind turbines and health concerns lacks validity and that her conclusions were based on a very flawed process by which submitted evidence was selectively reviewed and inconsistently weighed, or ignored altogether.
The full request including evidence and exhibits can be accessed by selecting the links on this page.
On 10-14-14 the Brown County Board of Health declared the Shirley Wind turbines a “human health hazard”. That declaration was based on five years of experience, research, and review of the evidence. On 12-15-15 Health Director Chua Xiong declared that the Shirley Wind turbines are not a human health hazard. That declaration came after being in her new position for only ten months and after an extremely exclusionary review of the evidence.
Shirley Wind has received global attention, and as such, Chua Xiong's determination has global health consequences. Wind energy proponents are already using, and will continue to use, Chua Xiong's determination to justify the permitting of more irresponsibly sited wind projects like Shirley Wind.
Health Director Xiong's misguided determination will be responsible for widespread harm to public health if not challenged and ultimately dismissed as lacking validity. The goal of BCCRWE's document is to prove that her evidence-review process was fraught with a multitude of failures of due diligence and that her resulting conclusion is without merit.
BCCRWE has formally made the following request to the Brown County Board of Supervisors. A decision is anticipated within the next several weeks:
"BCCRWE formally requests that the Brown County Board of Supervisors review the facts presented and take the necessary steps to have former Health Director Chua Xiong’s determination regarding Shirley Wind officially dismissed, and to take action to protect the health of adversely affected Shirley Wind residents."
BCCRWE is also requesting that you, the reader, participate in this effort. If, after reading the attached document, you agree that the evidence presented demonstrates that former Health Director Chua Xiong failed to carry out her due diligence, and that her determination was based on a very flawed process and needs to be officially dismissed, please share your thoughts via email with the following Brown County officials:
Troy Streckenbach, County Executive (top county official who will hire the new Health Director, now that Chua Xiong has resigned)
Patrick Moynihan, Chairman: Brown County Board of Supervisors
Eric Hoyer, Chairman: Brown County Human Services Committee (the committee that the Health Director reports to)
Dr. Jay Tibbetts, Chairman: Brown County Board of Health (the Board that declared the Shirley Wind turbines a "human health hazard")