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First World Women (Especially Celebrities) Need to Put up or Shut up

We’ve seen the womens marches in Washington and around the world, protesting…ummmm….protesting ….???  Well, they’re protesting something. Not sure what, because President Trump hasn’t taken away any of their rights.  Nor does he plan to.  He’s not taking away their abortion rights.  He said it should be up to the individual states.  He’s not taking birth […]

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Ohio: Wind Energy Industry Protests Bird-Kill Fines

Ohio House passes legislation Jim Provance — The Blade — November 22, 2014 COLUMBUS — Ohio’s fledgling wind energy industry is balking at a largely ignored provision of a massive environmental bill overwhelmingly approved in the House this week, arguing it is designed to throw one more wrench into its turbines. The language would allow […]

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Ireland: Protest winds are blowing

Valerie Robinson — The Irish News — March 1, 2014 With communities all over Ireland increasingly affected by wind farms, there is concern, confusion and growing anger about overall policy and planning for wind energy RURAL community groups across Ireland will gather in Dublin on Wednesday to protest against proposals to build large-scale wind farms […]

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Turbines go up in Smithville despite protests

Molly Hayes — Hamilton Spectator — October 6, 2013 After three years of protest, a group of Smithville neighbours are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne in a last-ditch effort to stop wind turbines from taking over their rural community. The first of five wind turbines slotted for a West Lincoln wind farm went up last […]

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Mexico Wind Farm Draws Protests, Injuring 22 People

Bloomberg Business Week — March 28, 2013 Twenty-two people were injured yesterday following protests over the construction of a wind farm owned by Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, Agence France-Presse reported, citing local prosecutor Manuel de Jesus Lopez. Eleven police officers were hurt and one taken prisoner after trying to […]

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Keep protesting, it really does work

Chris Fell — Simcoe.com — November 2, 2012 “What can we do?” That was the question from one local resident at the end of a meeting that opponents of industrial wind turbines invading our rural landscape held in Maxwell last week. The person who asked the question wanted to know what everyday people could do […]

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Wales –New wind farm plans threaten Wales’ natural beauty

Darren Devine — Wales Online — June 7, 2012 Wales will “industrialise” some of its most sensitive beauty spots with turbines dwarfing the nation’s tallest buildings if bids for 25 new wind farms are backed, say protestors. The bids are being made by green energy firms across Wales, with heavy concentrations in Powys and Pembrokeshire […]

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Huron East protests use of agricultural land by industrial wind turbines

Susan Hundertmark, Seaforth Huron Expositor — June 6, 2012 A unanimous recorded vote by Huron East council will send a resolution protesting the use of prime agricultural land for industrial wind turbines to the province and municipalities across Ontario. The motion, presented by McKillop Coun. Bill Siemon, points out that the Ontario provincial policy statement […]

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