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Fighting Big Wind in Ohio — It’s the Same as Everywhere Else

Todd Hill — Telegraph Forum — November 7, 2014 “Stop the wind turbines!” “Say no to wind turbines!” “Wind turbines, go away!” Drive around rural Ohio long enough, particularly the parts of the state that are flat and dominated by large, agricultural fields, and you’re bound to see signs voicing these sentiments in the front […]

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Greenwich, Ohio: School Board And Residents Refuse to Give up The Fight Against Wind Turbines — “We’re Awake Now”

South Central school board, officials signed letter opposing project. Joe Centers — Norwalk Reflector — August 31, 2014 The fight is not over. Residents know they have a battle on their hands, but they haven’t given up in their opposition to a windpark in their community. On Monday, the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the […]

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Environmental Group joins with Anti-Wind group to fight mountain destruction

Susan Smallheer — Times Argus — February 23, 2014 Anti-wind forum focuses on high-elevation water impacts GRAFTON — The mountain ridges surrounding Grafton should be developed carefully because of the town’s vulnerability to flooding, a Pennsylvania engineer told a forum on the impacts of wind projects Friday night. Geoff Goll, the principal engineer of Princeton […]

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The EU wants to spend $7 TRillion on projects that do nothing to fight climate change

The EU proposes spending that much on projects that will barely reduce temperatures or lower sea levels. Bjorn Lomborg — Project Syndicate — November 29, 2013 Today’s policies to combat climate change cost much more than the benefits they produce. Unfortunately, bad political choices often make these policies even less cost-effective. Consider the European Union’s 20-20 […]

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Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

Philip Reeves — NPR.org — July 1, 2013 A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump. At the heart of the wrangle: wind. Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent. The roots […]

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Suncor risks reputation in fight for green

Chris Cooke — First Monday — April 2, 2013 Suncor Energy can tell us “renewable is part of its integrated energy strategy”. But the real strategy is to make money. And there is a lot of green in green. And that’s the only reason the energy giant is picking a fight with the residents and […]

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Rural municipalities fight wind farms with high fees

John Spears — Toronto Star — March 22, 2013 Two rural Ontario municipalities are putting expensive new hurdles in front of wind farms in their communities. Councils in Bluewater, on the Lake Huron shoreline, and West Grey, about 165 kilometres northwest of Toronto, have passed bylaws squeezing more money from prospective wind developments. Politicians say […]

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Community members urged to fight local wind energy projects

Sarah Frank — MyKawartha.com — February 13, 2013 Information session offers insight into possible adverse health effects caused by wind turbines (NORWOOD) Prior to 2009, Barb Ashbee and her husband didn’t have any objections to wind turbines. After 133 wind towers went up near their home, northwest of Toronto, Ms Ashbee says she and her […]

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Turbine fight continues — Wellandport couple demands data from manufacturer

Pieter van Hiel — NiagaraThisWeek.com — February 11, 2013 When Mike and Cheryl Jeffrey moved to Wellandport more than 13 years ago, they thought they had found a quiet country paradise for themselves and their young son. Cheryl, who always considered herself something of a country girl, was able to live a life she could […]

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North Middlesex — Wind added to anti-turbines fight

Jonathan Shier — LFP — Aug. 7, 2012 PARKHILL – The fight against industrial wind farms added a new ally Tuesday when a small municipality outside London lent a big hand. North Middlesex council unanimously demanded the Ontario government halt all planned wind farms until Health Canada completes a study in 2014 examining the link […]

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Drawing the line: Plympton-Wyoming sets up for a wind turbine fight

Heather Wright — Sarnia this Week — July 29, 2012 PREPARING FOR THE FIGHT Plympton-Wyoming politicians say they are prepared to go to court to make sure wind turbines, are 2 kilometers away from homes. PLYMPTON-WYOMING – Plympton-Wyoming council says industrial wind turbines should be two kilometers away from homes and they’re prepared to go to court […]

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Kincardine taking wind fight to the Feds

John Divinski — May 22, 2012 — Bayshore Broadcasting News It’s become apparent Kincardine councillors are becoming a little fed up with the lack of communication from government officials on wind turbine questions. Council has agreed to go beyond the provincial government and talk to the federal government plus get legal opinions on some points […]

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Clearview Township landowners against wind turbines

Morgan Ian Adams — QMI Agency — April 18, 2012 CLEARVIEW TWP. — The fight against two wind turbine projects is not about to blow over. Twenty more residents have joined two collective actions against WPD Canada and the landowners who would host the turbines, bringing the value of the two claims to more than […]

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How to Fight the Big Wind Onslaught

Book Outline in Thirteen Chapters Calvin Luther Martin, PhD Associate Professor of History (retired) Rutgers University Updated April 8, 2009 The following contains profanity, vulgarity, and obscenity. None of it gratuitous or slovenly used but, rather, used because the Big Wind Onslaught is so outrageous that precisely this rich imagery is inevitable and, yes, appropriate. […]

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