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69 News|By: Will Lewis| December 18, 2018
Wind Turbine Application Denied by Penn Forrest Township
ENN FOREST TWP., Pa. – The winds of change won’t be blowing through Penn Forest Township, Carbon County as the zoning board denies an application of a company for the second time.
The issue has been debated for the last two years and one resident says the decision means it will be a good Christmas.
The company, Atlantic Wind, wanted to build 27 to 28 wind turbines on the land owned by the Bethlehem Water Authority.
“There was not maybe one thing, but there was noise, there was runoff, there was the wind farm syndrome,” said Paul Fogal, a member of the Penn Forest township zoning board. “There’s all sorts of different things that made us come to a collective decision.”
The fight is not over. On October 2nd, 14 of some of the best of the best wind warriors met at Stevens Restaurant in Markdale. The resounding resolve and heart to continue to fight for the people who have become collateral damage and who continue to struggle with the unrelenting torment from turbine emissions, is strong and remains the top priority for the group that gathered. Steps to move forward are already in the works. Thank you to every single one of you who came and thank you all for your work, expertise, concrete ideas and determination to finish this battle. Finally, after over a decade of documentation and fruitless effort to put the truth of the harm to Queens Park, we have a govt in power that is willing to listen. More to come.
“ONE LETTER issued to me in response to the two letters I had written to the Ministry of environment in Ontario, required immense resources in another attempt to shut me down.
A recent (partially released) FOI showed: TWENTY-ONE (21) employees at the ministry of environment and the attorney generals office were involved to create a single response to a resident of Ontario.
The email chain began in October of 2017 and I received a response March 1, 2018.
This is a brilliant example of the duplication and redundancy required when no one is responsible for anything and everyone just passes the buck or in this case the piece of paper.
Plausible deniability and not assuming responsibility has always been their game.
Tell Premier Ford to cut duplication, redundancy and administration.”
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Dear Mr. Burnett,
I have been robbed of my peace, sense of security, tranquility, and enjoyment of my property. The friendly atmosphere of my community is now lost because of the divisiveness created by the host farmers.
I am surrounded by seven 3 MW industrial wind turbines within a 2 KM radius, eleven within 3KM and 25 within 5 KMs. The following is a list of physical and emotional symptoms that I have been experiencing since the project was commissioned on November 2, 2016.
Increased joint pains
Feelings of hopelessness
I am also aware that prolonged exposure to infrasound/vibrations is a causation of vibro acoustic disease. Symptoms are not usually noticeable until the cases are very serious and are irreversible.
This knowledge is very concerning to me. Acoustical monitoring equipment was installed in my home for five weeks. Infrasound is in my home.
Further emotional stress has been compounded by the MECP (Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks) in the handling of my collapsed drilled well. As a result of the turbidity that is now present in the aquifer, silt has entered into my home contaminating all my water lines, hot water tank, toilet tanks and basins. The mechanisms in the toilet tank have failed as well as the cold water tank and pressure switch which I have had to replace.
The MECP are suggesting that the well that was drilled in September of 2001 lacked screens or that the welding of the casements were not done properly. These two possibilities were debunked by my Water Resource persons who viewed the welds with an under water camera and the welds were found to be perfect. He also stated that there is no screen developed that would eliminate particles 1 micron and smaller in size. How would water even be able to pass through a screen that fine?
In viewing the well internally, once the camera passed beyond the submersible pump the water was so turbid that no visibility was possible.
What is causing this turbidity? This is the question that the MECP is failing to address. Purposefully?? Is not the mandate of the MECP to serve and protect the environment?
Resident of St. Ann’s, Ontario
Who is John Burnett? Director of Stakeholder Relations and Parliamentary Affairs at National Research Council Canada LinkedIn Profile
Mexico News Daily|August 18, 2018
Twenty houses were set on fire Wednesday as a dispute flared up over a proposed wind farm in the Oaxaca coastal municipality of San Francisco del Mar.
Municipal authorities and a community of fishermen are at odds over the Boca Barra wind farm, which was first proposed three years ago. The indigenous fishermen of Pueblo Viejo have strongly opposed it, refusing to give up 15,000 hectares of coastal land.
Yesterday, the municipal representative in Pueblo Viejo, Francisco Álvarez, led a group of supporters to the beach where they set fire to some 20 palapa-roofed houses belonging to the fishermen.
The latter filed a formal complaint and then proceeded to block access to Pueblo Viejo and cut off the town’s electrical power.
The fishermen claim that Álvarez wants to force them to leave the land so the municipality can grant it to the wind farm project. They also charged that Mayor Froylan Gaspar Pedro was behind the arson attack.
The municipality has claimed that the wind farm will be “for the benefit of all.”
The state deputy secretary for political development, Carlos Ramos, said his staff have traveled to the coastal municipality to arrange negotiations between both parties. Two previous attempts to negotiate a solution have failed.
No arrests were reported after the arson attack or the suspension of the town’s power supply.
Source: Milenio (sp)
I write this with the industrial wind turbines whomping through my family home.
A very uncomfortable pressure in my head.
Pin like feelings in my temples.
The pressure in my frontal lobe is most uncomfortable and makes it hard to maintain focus.
My skin is crawling.
My head sways.
Or does it?
Sea sick on land.
My neck and shoulders are stiff and sore.
My ears are full.
Blaring tinnitus wears on my patience.
A silent moment is lost.
The pressure in my throat is like I gulped a chunk of food that is stuck.
I can drink all the water I want to flush that sensation, but that won’t go away until I can leave my home for hours in search of respite.
The heart palpitations used to scare the bejesus out of me.
When they first happened I went to the hospital.
I am toast.
Heart palpitations are my new norm : living in the Niagara Region Wind Farm.
The command to mentally force the switch to caution mode is not a natural transition when returning home.
I have a scrape on my back this morning.
When I returned home last night I lost my balance in my closet and took out a shelf.
Talc powder everywhere.
My freedom to dance like nobody is watching has been hijacked.
Each step has become methodical.
I used to take 2 steps at a time and run these stairs.
Indoor and outdoor.
The stair challenge was my version of being active when my days were bogged down with paperwork.
Now I walk like I am an arthritic 80 year old lady, step by step while holding the railing.
The waves of vertigo are unpredictable.
I am on my own a lot.
The fear of falling has never been a daily thought.
I have never had the burden to worry that no one is around to find or help me.
That all change in November 2016.
I’ve had to relearn to exist differently: cautiously in my home and on my property.
I fell out back on my property when these turbine symptoms first started happening.
Took me by surprise.
That fall left me with a bruised leg, hip, and a small cut on my forehead.
I have also fallen in the shower, which landed me tangled in the shower curtain and out of the tub.
Am I living with an invisible medical ailment that has rendered me with some form of a disability?
I am free from any debilitating diagnosis’s.
I am otherwise a very healthy adult.
Industrial Wind Turbines commenced operation November 2, 2016.
Wind Turbine Syndrome.
I am pro-health.
I am pro-environment.
I am pro-economy.
I am pro-prosperity.
I am anti-corruption.
I am anti-harm.
I am anti-segregation.
I am a fighter.
June 14, 2018| Property Rights Are Your Rights
The mothers and their children took a walk on May 27, 2013 protesting the Summerhaven Wind project that was under construction at the time. We marched together providing a record and demonstration of our non consent to the wind project. It also spiked a lot of interest from the Ontario Provincial Police and wind project security. The police decided they needed to be present with a marked police escort and their undercover members.
Mothers Against Wind Turbines remains firm in giving a thumbs down to industrial wind. We have not remained silent. We will not remain silent. No still means no.
Ontario Wind Resistance posting May 2013: Mothers March to Say NO!