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Wind Farm Politics

Wind Farm Politics includes articles about how Washington views wind energy projects and farms, court cases, how your representatives vote and more.

 

Iberdrola Town Meeting Notes

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in All Posts, FAQs, Featured, Meetings, Wild Meadows Wind Project | 0 comments

Iberdrola Town Meeting Notes

Iberdrola town meeting notes are from concerned citizens who have been present, alert and taking notes and pictures concerning the Wild Meadows Wind Project and its wind effects on the communities involved.  There are surely discrepancies from what interviews and newspaper articles report.  Decide for yourselves.

Recap of Iberdrola Wild Meadows Wind Project Open House in Grafton (11/13), Alexandria (11/14), Danbury (11/15):

Open House, which ran from 6:00-8:30pm, consisted of a series of stations that folks could visit. Each station contained information about the proposed project, including the impacted areas, visibility map, sound level determination, etc. There were no handouts available but a few pictures of their representations (see attachments) were taken. (more…)

NHPR Wind Farm News

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in All Posts, Featured, News and Media | 0 comments

NHPR Wind Farm News

ATTENTION!!!

Thursday, Nov. 29th, NHPR (89.1FM) program “The Exchange” will air with Ed Charion, from Iberdrola, and Lisa Linowes, Wind Watch supporter and professional intervenor for Turbine opposition groups, will be discussing the Wild Meadows project in Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton, along with Sam Evans Brown, environmental reporter for NHPR.   The program airs 9 am, and  8 pm.

It is a call in show as well. Call in: 1-800-892-6477 so write down your questions/comments while they are discussing, and press those phone keys! SPREAD THE WORD, let’s get listeners and comments from Newfound Lake Wind Watchers from around our region. (You can only call in at the 9 a.m. time, as the evening broadcast is a taped repeat.)

Bridgewater NH Resists Wind Farm Project

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in All Posts, News and Media, Politics of Wind Power | 0 comments

Bridgewater NH Resists Wind Farm Project

Proposed Wind Farm Project

While we support the concept of sustainable energy, the Board of Selectmen opposes additional construction of wind turbines in the Newfound Area. The new Groton wind farm is sufficient and further clustering on the ridge adjacent to Cardigan Mountain is unwise and unnecessary.  Tourism is the major economic engine of this area and the proposed project endangers that financial foundation. In addition the State of NH is a net exporter of electricity and the power from all those towers will not benefit the citizens of this state. For example, one small biomass plant (wood to energy) produces more electricity than the new (23 towers) Groton wind farm! Biomass plants create jobs far greater than wind farms. Alexandria and Bridgewater have biomass plants and with the Groton facility, we have enough sustainable energy projects in this area. The proposed wind farm has the potential for more harm than good.

The bottom line as stated by the Town of Bridgewater Selectmen: “The Board opposes this project.

From http://www.bridgewater-nh.com/offices-departments/selectmen/selectmen%27s-corner

Get Our Voices Heard with Social Media

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in All Posts, Featured, Politics of Wind Power | 0 comments

Get Our Voices Heard with Social Media

A brief list of what one can do from a social media stand point.  Use your virtual voice in a media driven world. Here’s how:

  • Make this viral in a virtual world.  Everyone can start by going to http://www.windeffects.org and click on the LIKE button for any page you read.  EVERY PAGE you read.
  • Then also click on the SHARE button and share with YOUR group of friends.  In the comment section ask them to “Help us to stop the Wild Meadow Wind Project.  In the end, wind energy is NOT so green and NOT so good for our economy.”
  • Let your friends and family know that it is not a community concern but a national debt concern.
  • Then post on our group or facebook page.
  • Send us any dates you have for the site.
  • Send us links.

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in All Posts, Cases Against Wind Power, Featured, Health Effects, Noise | 0 comments

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

The following is the summary of the Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint filed with the Supreme Court of NY.

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT AGAINST IBERDROLA – SUPREME COURT, STATE OF NEW YORK

RE: HARDSCRABBLE WIND POWER PROJECT, HERKIMER COUNTY, NY – OCTOBER 22, 2012 (filed 10/24/12)

 FACTS

  1. 60 plaintiffs (not clear if it is 60 different homes as several share the same last name)
  2. Wind turbines being in close proximity to their homes
  3. All plaintiffs live within a mile of the wind farm (more…)

Contact Your Elected Officials

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in All Posts, Featured, Politics of Wind Power | 0 comments

Contact Your Elected Officials

We recommend doing everything personally possible to end wind power occupation.  Start by contacting those on the list that represent your area.

Contact to your elected officialsand share your opinion of the project. See the list below or if you are not sure who represents you visit this site find out according to your address. Then send an email, letter or call them. (more…)

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in All Posts, News and Media, Politics of Wind Power, Wind Effects Financial Implications | 0 comments

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End?
Governors Lobby to Extend U.S. Wind Tax Credit Set to End

By Jim Snyder on November 13, 2012

Governors from states such as Iowa and Oregon with wind-energy industries urged Congress to extend a tax credit set to expire next month, warning of further job losses if lawmakers fail to act.

“We’re beginning to see a negative economic impact and loss of jobs in our states” because of uncertainty over the tax break’s future, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a Republican, said today at a Washington event. (more…)

Senators Who Voted Against Wind Power

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in All Posts, Politics of Wind Power | 0 comments

Senators Who Voted Against Wind Power

Below is a list of senators who voted against wind power in 2012.  They have been called “villain” by their opponents and it is said that they are advocates of dirty air and a dirty environment.    You decide who the are really fighting for and see if maybe they are actually standing up for the “little guys” like those who will suffer under the Wild Meadows Wind Project.

May we suggest that you call them and thank them for standing up for the “little guys”?  After all, many of them have lost their seats over issues like this one. (more…)

Representatives Who Voted Against Wind Power

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in All Posts, Politics of Wind Power | 0 comments

Below is a list of representatives who voted against wind power in 2012.  They have been called “villain” by their opponents and it is said that they are advocates of dirty air and a dirty environment.    You decide who the are really fighting for and see if maybe they are actually standing up for the “little guys” like those who will suffer under the Wild Meadows Wind Project.

May we suggest that you call them and thank them for standing up for the “little guys”?  After all, many of them have lost their seats over issues like this one. (more…)

Lowell Wind Turbines

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in All Posts, Featured, News and Media, Noise | 0 comments

Lowell Wind Turbines

Residents of the Lowell Mountain area of Vermont were promised that the noise from the Lowell wind turbines would be minimal. According to WCAX evening news tonight, the wind power is anything but quiet.

Locals were surprised that as of this writing the turbines were not even operating yet and there was already a troubling level of noise.  Wind turbines are supposed to be online until sometime in December 2012 and yet an operator told the nightly news team that when there is a certain kind of wind, moisture and temperature there will be noise.  She went on to say that this is uncommon and should not be the case when they are up and running. (more…)