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North Bay Community Opposition to Wind Project Made Loud and Clear

Rob Learn — North Bay Nipissing News — March 12, 2015 MATTAWA – It was a message loud enough and clear enough that the proponent of a controversial wind energy project couldn’t ignore or deny on Friday night at a community meeting in Mattawa. François Morin, senior development manager with Innergex, said the company needs […]

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Ireland: Opposition to Wind Turbines Grows

Tip o’ the hat to Ardglass Wind Turbine Action Awareness Group for this find. Councillors under pressure as opposition to wind farm grows Catherine Ketch — Irish Examiner — January 30, 2015 Cork’s county councillors came under pressure at a public meeting on Tuesday night concerning a wind farm between Tarelton and Coppeen. More than […]

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UK: As the Tide Turns on Wind Farms, What is Causing this Wind of Change?

Brian Daniel — The Journal — August 27, 2014 A growing number of wind farm proposals in Northumberland are being refused amid an apparent turning of the tide You don’t have to go back too far to a time when you couldn’t open The Journal without reading about residents Northumberland begging for mercy from an […]

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UK: Anger grows over Jurassic Coast wind farm plans

Opposition to a controversial plan for a giant wind farm off the Jurassic Coast is mounting Patrick Sawer — The Telegraph — July 27, 2014 Conservative MPs have joined thousands of residents in objecting to plans for a giant offshore wind farm they fear will blight one of the most attractive stretches of Britain’s coastline. […]

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Germans Fight Against the Wind Turbine Craze

(Thanks to the German site “Gegen Schiessanlage Wünsdorf” for this article.  Translated using Google Translator so my apologies if it’s not word-for-word accurate and hopefully it can be understood. Check out the last two paragraphs and file those under “Lies my German Wind Industry told us” — DQ) Daniel Wetzel — Die Welt — March […]

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(SK) Wind turbines stir controversy in RM of South Qu’Appelle (with poll)

Kerry Benjoe — LeaderPost (SK) – February 6, 2014 The thought of a windturbine farm in the RM of South Qu’Appelle is stirring up a mix of reaction in the community. “We don’t want it,” said Renalda Pickering, a resident of the RM. She is opposed to a windturbine farm because she says there are […]

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Just another CanWEA lie laid to rest — Not ALL Albertans are for wind energy

Letter to the Editor — Lethbridge Herald — September 20, 2013 Re: Alberta lagging in wind power generation, Sept. 14. The CanWEA and Dave Mabell try hard to perpetuate the myth that wind electricity is good for Albertans and good for the environment. Wind is expensive and inefficient; it does little to reduce carbon dioxide […]

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The Winnable Battle

Comment sections that appear in online publications have become an interesting front in the ongoing battle either for or against our present day “green energy” options. There is passion on both sides as each side puts forth their arguments. It’s almost as if these publications delight in the lobbing out of a story , only to […]

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U.S. — Proposed Wyoming Wind Farm Draws Environmentalist Opposition

Kenneth Artz — Heartland.org — December 2012 Environmentalists are joining forces to oppose a planned wind farm in southern Wyoming that is planned include up to 1,000 large wind turbines. U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials estimate the wind turbines will kill between 46 and 64 golden eagles each year, plus a larger number […]

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UK — Wind farm developers face new wave of opposition from MPs

Edward Malnick — The Telegraph — April 14, 2013 Wind farm developers are facing a dramatic escalation of opposition from dozens of MPs who say they will fight every application in their constituencies. The MPs, many of whom have until now only opposed particular proposals, believe their intervention will make it more difficult for planning […]

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Maine’s residents and Department of Environmental Protection ‘get it’. Congratulations!!!!

Read the article written by a pro-wind individual and THEN read the comments below.  It’s clear that the people of Maine and their DEP have seen through the wind industry’s lies and are fighting back. Well done!  Time for Ontario to catch up!!! Link to article and comments.

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Oak Ridges moraine wind group is hopeful Kathleen Wynne will listen to them

Keep wind turbines off moraine, group says. Valerie MacDonald — Northumberland Today — February 24, 2013 NORTHUMBERLAND – A grassroots organization says it will present its case about industrial wind turbines at the next Alnwick / Haldimand Township Council session in view of a pair of proposals being developed in the municipality by the same company. If […]

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Huffing and puffing at wind power in Wainfleet

Dave Johnson — The Tribune — February 13, 2013 WAINFLEET – As far as wind turbines are concerned — Andrew Watts says they blow. During a public meeting in Wainfleet township council chambers Tuesday night, Watts pleaded with Niagara Region Wind Corp. (NRWC) to stop moving forward with its proposed Wainfleet wind turbine farm until “you know […]

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Wainfleet drives summit on wind turbines

Luke Edwards — Niagara This Week — December 17, 2012 There are 91 municipalities, almost exclusively small and rural communities, currently dealing with wind turbine issues. Instead of having 91 separate, small voices, Wainfleet Township is hoping to create one strong, uniformed voice. “We’re trying to see if we can get these communities together and […]

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New Hampshire residents get shoved into the anti-wind movement. Welcome aboard!

Raymond Cunningham — UnionLeader.com – December 6, 2012 This past summer I had the opportunity to view the construction of 24 industrial wind turbines being erected on the mountain ridges at the north end of Newfound Lake in Groton. Throughout the summer, I listened to neighbors, residents, tourists, real estate agents, preservationists and community activists […]

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