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A call to protect Bigelow Preserve

That natural treasure, which we voted to protect one generation ago, is once again in jeopardy. Once again the citizens of Maine need to let their voices be heard, and once again step forward and say "no" to a proposal to place a massive industrial wind complex on the very doorstep, and just a few short miles from the southeast corner of the Bigelow Preserve.
20 Nov 2010

Maine Voices: Things aren't all rosy on Vinalhaven about wind turbines

Our experience has forced me to look into the deeper issues of industrial wind -- the technology, the economics and the politics. It has been an uncomfortable journey that has changed my once honey-eyed vision of easy, green power to a view that industrial wind energy is, at present, bad science, bad economics and bad politics. I add my voice to the growing number of Mainers who are demanding a moratorium on wind projects all over Maine.
12 Nov 2010

Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine

The Friends of the Highland Mountains produced this powerful three part video in hopes of exposing the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC proposes to blast and bulldoze the extraordinary landscape features, to erect 48-industrial scale wind turbines within the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail, the Bigelow Preserve and the Arnold Trail. Visit Friends of the Highland Mountains' website for current information on this debate. Duration: 7 minutes 34 seconds See all three parts: Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part II Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine
8 Oct 2010

Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine

The Friends of the Highland Mountains produced this powerful three part video in hopes of exposing the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC proposes to blast and bulldoze the extraordinary landscape features, to erect 48-industrial scale wind turbines within the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail, the Bigelow Preserve and the Arnold Trail. Visit Friends of the Highland Mountains' website for current information on this debate. Duration: 7 minutes 34 seconds See all three parts: Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part II Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine
8 Oct 2010

Part ll Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine

The Friends of the Highland Mountains produced this powerful three part video in hopes of exposing the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC proposes to blast and bulldoze the extraordinary landscape features, to erect 48-industrial scale wind turbines within the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail, the Bigelow Preserve and the Arnold Trail. Visit Friends of the Highland Mountains' website for current information on this debate. Duration: 7 minutes 34 seconds See all three parts: Part I Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part II Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine Part III Save the Mountains of Highland, Maine
8 Oct 2010

Panelists lambaste state about wind power studies

Robert Rand, a sound engineer from Brunswick displayed a series of graphs showing how sound levels from turbines could affect people living at various distances from a turbine. He also played a recording of two turbines he said was made one mile from the turbines. He was eventually asked to turn off the sound
30 Sep 2010

Consultant: Vinalhaven wind turbine noise exceeds limit

"There exists a significant body of consistent meteorological and sound data indicating sound levels greater than applicable limits," Warren L. Brown, who also serves as the University of Maine's radiation safety officer, wrote Wednesday in a detailed letter. "Substantial changes are recommended for FIW nighttime operations." Brown reached his conclusions after reviewing a noise complaint submitted by Fox Islands Wind Neighbors.
13 Sep 2010

What works and for whom

The prospect of cheaper "green" electricity, even at significant cost to private citizens, appears to be totally acceptable to these entrepreneurial wind developers, and now with the Department of Energy in Washington DC involved, actually "exciting." However, for many of the 106 Vinalhaven households within the 1.5 mile FIW noise umbrella, the daily turbine experience is vastly different. Our feelings of "excitement" would best be described as outrage.
1 Jul 2010

Maine people waking up

As an active professional working to save Maine's mountaintops, I've met and have dealt with large groups who are opposed to improper siting of wind factories. We all agree that much larger and more efficient wind factories in the ocean beyond sight of shore, where wind is better and more reliable, makes more sense. To say we are against wind power is a falsehood. As to the sound problems that Aniel argues, the Maine Medical Association agrees with her, not Dr. Dora Anne Mills.
22 May 2010

Sound engineer to answer questions on proposed wind farm

An acoustical engineer will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at the Community Center to answer questions about the sound levels that likely would be generated by a proposed wind farm in Eastbrook. Peter Guldberg of Tech Environmental Inc. in Waltham, Mass., will appear before the Comprehensive Plan Committee to offer his best estimation of the decibel levels generated by various turbines.
13 May 2010

Wind turbines will harm health according to doctor

A doctor who has studied the health effects of a commercial wind power project in northern Maine brought his conclusion to the State House Friday morning, May 7. "There is absolutely no doubt that people living within 3,500 feet of a ridge line arrangement of 1.5 megawatts or larger turbines in a rural environment will suffer negative effects."
12 May 2010

http://www.windaction.org/posts?location=Maine&p=4&topic=Impact+on+People
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