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This sign was recently placed on the road leading to Wolverine Canyon in Idaho. The county fought to have the sign removed but it's still up. "Welcome to Wolverine Canyon. This property is currently used for livestock and agriculture activities. To protect the natural habitat please stay on the public roads and designated trails. The natural peace and beauty you find here will soon be lost forever by the installation of three hundred 490 foot tall windmills. Please enjoy your drive and take pictures, because Wolverine Canyon will never be the same."
Meyer Family lives 3/4 miles east of South Byron in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The new wind turbines went on line the first week of March, 2008. The family has maintained a log of the noise from the turbines since March 3, 2008. (See: http://www.windaction.org/documents/15529)
The wind turbine on the left in the image is located about one-half mile from the residence. This picture hints at the scale of the turbines in relation to the surrounding landscape.
Windmills dominate the horizon near Earl Park Cemetery.
Utility-scale turbines tower over the landscape in rural Ellenburg, NY
House in Ellenburg, NY is surrounded by power lines that service the adjacent wind turbines.
A home sits beneath wind turbines in the Spearville Wind Energy Facility east of Dodge City.
Joyce Manley, who lives in the Painted Hills neighborhood near Desert Hot Springs, Calif., has been fighting nearby wind turbine projects for six years. ‘It’s like having a disco going all night long,’ she says.
Maori have attacked plans for more wind turbines in the Tararua Ranges, saying turbines are weakening the mauri (life force) and mana of the hill tops.
Residents of the coastal community of St. Leandre de Matane asked PQ leader Andre Boisclair to "humanize" the development of wind energy if he is elected premier. Wind farms, like this one in Cap Chat, are a noisy blight on the landscape, residents charge.
"People bought property here specifically for the silence," said Wendy Todd (with her husband, Perrin), in Mars Hill, Maine.
A wind farm towers over residential properties in the desert.
The large house in Lower West Pubnico is now empty and abandoned, d'Entremont says, because inaudible sound from the 17-turbine wind farm made his family sick. [for complete story - http://www.windwatch.org/news/3003)