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We've done our research. We've learned that wind energy does not reduce carbon emissions. Those claims are false. Wind energy projects destroy natural resources. Many environmentalists have raised concerns about destruction of otherwise undisturbed areas and the deaths of birds and bats.
Opposition to wind farms has intensified around the country in recent years as the skyscraping towers encroach on residential areas and turbine designs get bigger and taller and ever more powerful. Some who live near these energy farms in other states are complaining of headaches, dizziness, sleep disruption and general annoyance caused by whooshing blades, flickering shadows and strobing hazard lights.
Smith said the runoff trouble was predicted by a team of 10 concerned Vermonters, including water quality experts and lawyers ...“At the end of each meeting, the people we met with told us there was massive political pressure (to approve the Lowell project),” she said. “During the meeting they told us we were raising good issues, and that they would look carefully at them and get back to us. Well they never got back to us and then the permits went out.”
"They say their windmills will be 500 feet high, but they may be more like 600 feet or more. That's five times higher than St. Mary's steeple," Grindstone Islander Chuck Ebbing stated. "I told our grandchildren that if we are not careful all they will see when they look at Clayton is a field of blinking lights," he told the board and audience at Dodge Hall, where the meeting was held.
Mexican and foreign energy companies have paid off local power brokers to bring landowners on board, according to lawyers and activists. Yet in some cases, money they had donated for social projects evaporated in the hands of municipal officials. “We’ve had years of wind projects, but poverty is the same.”
It doesn't matter whether the wind blows, or not, or too much, our "green" – but only behind-the gills – politicians will be happy to chuck big chunks of our taxes at the wind companies, while, ignoring cheap, reliable, alternatives, such as our abundant shale gas and small, modern, nuclear plants (which harmlessly power France.)
US presidential candidate said planning conditions associated with Aberdeenshire project had not been satisfied; Donald Trump vowed to lodge formal objections with Marine Scotland over the windfarm development.
“My decision to decline the application was significantly influenced by the adverse effects the wind farm would have on the amenity and character of three Pryde Road properties. These effects were not able to be mitigated.”
“The weight of public opinion is against the scheme. That opposition is based on valid planning reasons. Local people believe that if this development were to take place their environment will be badly damaged."
Falck Renewables Wind is appealing West Norfolk Council’s decision to refuse permission for nine wind turbines on land between Clenchwarton and Terrington St Clement.
A windfarm which would have added to the “ring of steel” around Loch Ness has been scrapped. German energy firm E.ON has quietly announced its decision on its website, stunning objectors.
Apex has been very secretive about this project, and I do not trust them. Add to this the fact that several of their wind farms are having legal problems, and I do not believe this is the right company for this project. The Tennessee Legislature should put a moratorium in place on wind farms until they can update their wind farm zoning plans. In particular the set back distances for homes near wind farms needs to be determined for residents safety.
Not only are the giant windmills a scenic blemish, they are known to be environmentally destructive - ironic, since they are supposed to protect the environment by providing "clean" energy. However, to install and maintain them, vast swaths of forest and natural areas have to be cleared - and remain cleared forever.
But the scheme – which has attracted hundreds of objections – was thrown out by the Banff and Buchan area committee yesterday. Campaigners feared the scale of the turbine was not appropriate to the area.
The scope of the project is excessive, said Wendi Combs, a homeowner on Anderson Ranch Reservoir who opposes the project. Combs said that’s especially true of the wind farm, which is proposed to run from near Lime Creek, which flows into the eastern side of the reservoir, all the way to past Little Camus Reservoir and Anderson Dam, occupying a total of 23,000 acres.
The setting of a historic church in an abandoned village was decisive in scotching plans for five giant wind turbines on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. ...the inspector ruled, amongst other things, that the development would cause “substantial harm” to the setting of St Decumanus’, its cross and schoolhouse.
And in upholding their challenge, the judge said it was a fundamental rule that planning permissions are never "for sale" and that it was unlawful to focus too much on community benefits which were dependent on winning planning approval.
Bruce Owens, simply offered, “ I don’t want it,” he said of the Wind Project. “I’ve seen too many when I was in Indiana. And those were on open farmland with not many people around. Not like this.” Yet, it was interesting to note that, well before the 8 P.M. finishing time, the Apex meeting room had only a few people present while the Coalition’s room became jam-packed to voice their concerns and listen to the presentations.
Rudy Buchholz said, “They’re unsightly. They’ll ruin the top of the mountain.”
"Wind turbines sound like these innocuous ...They've left a trail of destruction, heartache, (and they) ruin towns, and I see why. If they really cared about the residents, they wouldn't sneak in and have you sign a confidentiality contract so that you can't tell your neighbor they're about to ruin your property, cause you so much stress from the noise, the strobe, the shadow flickering ... and the health effects. All around the world, there's a mass movement to stop it, and I think you've been duped," said Riggle.