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Petition to Cease Development of Wind Turbines in Alexandria, Danbury and Grafton, NH
Petition summary and background
|This petition has been prepared in opposition to the “Wild Meadows” industrial wind developmentbeing proposed for construction in the towns of Grafton, Danbury, and Alexandria, New Hampshire, by
Iberdrola Renewable Energy. It is concerning that this substantial development is being considered with
minimal notice to the people in these towns, as well as to others in the surrounding communities who
are certainly going to be impacted.
We oppose this industrial wind development for the following reasons:
1. PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT
The known impacts that this will likely have on the public health, as well as the yet‐to‐be
determined unknown impacts is concerning. There is a minimal buffer between the proposed
towers and existing homes. There exists a real and certain threat to the health of the people in
Grafton, Danbury, and Alexandria, New Hampshire.
2. COST TO THE COMMUNITY
The fiscal impacts of the industrial windfarm extend well beyond the costs for construction.
Based on the aftermath of construction in other communities in New Hampshire, it is likely that
that this industrial wind development will cause a significant negative impact to land values in
not only the towns where it will be located, but also in surrounding communities within its
This region has a significant tourism economic engine based on tourism due to its rural
character. It is ludicrous that Iberdrola would even suggest that this industrial wind
development will be a boost to the local tourism; rather, it will likely drive them away. Already
Mount Cardigan’s pristine mountain views have been marred, this will completely destroy them.
The Appalachian Mountain Club, Ragged Mountain ski area and golf course, Ruggles Mine, and
the whole of Newfound Lake will suffer – substantially.
There is also the cost of maintaining and removing these towers. Once they have been
constructed and gone through their lifespan, it is likely going to be the responsibility of the local
communities to pay for this work. If the negative impact of an active industrial wind
development is substantial, the negative impact of the inactive and abandoned wind turbines is
3. IMPACTS TO WILDLIFE
It is known that thousands of birds, bats, deer, bear, and other wildlife have been killed as a
result of industrial wind farms in other areas. The pristine area where this development is
proposed is home to countless species that are critical for the local food chain, including but not
This development will destroy thousands of acres of habitat FOREVER.
4. REAL AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCES
It is understood that electricity needs to be supplied to the general public, and that there is a
cost benefit for this. However, the actual amount of energy produced from this development
will be a mere fraction of a percent of the total energy consumption for these towns, let alone
for the state of New Hampshire.
5. LACK OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE
This development has been in the planning phases for years, yet only now is it being publicly
presented in the local communities. It is significant to note that the Grafton Selectmen did not
notify the public, let alone project abutters, when they chose to grant the building notification
for the met town in this town.
The negative consequences of this industrial windfarm development far outweigh the benefits. We the
people want this stopped to protect our homes, our land, our communities.
Action petitioned for
|We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to stop Iberdrola Renewable Energy from the development of wind turbines in the above mentioned areas of Alexandria, Danbury and Grafton.|