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Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Governor Deval Patrick said at the Boston Marathon yesterday : "We share the same fears, theRead Moresa me hopes, the same community," Don't believe a word he says ! Massachusetts has been suffering from commercial wind turbine torture for four years he has done nothing to stop it. Falmouth Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in the United States -For the sake of humanity stop the torture !
Paul Shaw April 15, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Nepotism, cronyism and patronage are a routine form of governance. Three disgraced former HouseRead MoreSpea kers made a visit to the State House, they were greeted with a standing ovation from legislators whose office they dishonored. Massachusetts is notorious for helping family and friends ease onto the state payroll system . Just sayin.....
Frank Haggerty April 15, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Deval Patrick said today at the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings , "We share theRead Moresam e fears, the same hopes, the same community," - Don't believe a word he says ! If he really cared he would do something about the wind turbine victims in Massachusetts. The wind turbine victims are bleeding from the inside out !
Blowin Smoke April 16, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Mr. Cool provides excerpts from the DEP/DPH report. The best he could cherry-pick was someRead Morereferenc es to "limited evidence". He didn't mention this part, from the same report .. "7. There is no evidence for a set of health effects, from exposure to wind turbines that could be characterized as a "Wind Turbine Syndrome." 8. The strongest epidemiological study suggests that there is not an association between noise from wind turbines and measures of psychological distress or mental health problems. "
Brian Elder April 16, 2014 at 09:10 AM
key word , suggests.
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Wind turbine evidence of two types of noise has been known since 2004. Studies world wide areRead Moreshowin g the mistakes made placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. We can thank God that the Falmouth wind turbines will never run 24 hours a day ever again. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center admission that they sited commercial wind turbines too close to homes in the past and now look at 2000 feet as a minimum proves many wind turbines in Massachusetts are causing health problems and constitutional residential rights problems. These type of megawatt turbines need 3000 foot setbacks. They should be moved to somewhere away from the public where they won't be a nuisance and a health issue for up to 200 homes
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Section 1983 Litigation "Section 1983 Litigation" refers to lawsuits brought underRead MoreSecti on 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code. Section 1983 gives an individual the right to sue state government employees and others acting "under color of state law" for civil rights violations. Section 1983 has spawned a tremendous amount of interesting and lucrative litigation, as well as a wide selection of law review articles and CLE seminars. Treatises on the subject include Nahamod's Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (West Group), Schwartz's Section 1983 Litigation (J. Wiley) and Gelfand's Constitutional Litigation Under Section 1983: A Treatise for City Attorneys, Public Interest Litigators and Students.
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Folks , Here is the offer that Town Manager Julian Suso told you April 7, 2014 at Town Meeting that Read Morethe Town of Falmouth received no documentation. On March 26, 2014 ten days before Town Meeting the Mass Clean Energy Center released this press release with quotes from Julian Suso . If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck it is a duck ! Here is the offer ten days before Town Meeting : http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Folks Please read the truth ,March 26, 2014 : “The action of the Massachusetts Clean EnergyRead MoreCe nter to grant the Town of Falmouth financial assistance is a recognition of the ongoing strong partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the development of wind energy and other renewable energy facilities in Falmouth,” said Falmouth Town Manager Julian M. Suso. http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Cape Wind was a 2.6 billion dollar project in 2008. The cost of the electric grid has doubled inRead Morecos t to tie the 130 wind turbines together. The project has been downsized to 111 wind turbines to keep the cost at 2.6 Billion. The cost otherwise today would be 4 Billion. To add to the problems the gear box driven wind turbines were ordered years ago and have proven to have high maintenance costs of gear box failures at every three to five years. The project is an antique by todays standards and should not be built as it could cost 4 times the current electric rates - Cape Wind Boondoggle
NortheasternEE April 16, 2014 at 06:48 PM
You are not going to succeed in changing the laws of Physics by calling those who understand themRead More&q uot;mindless idiots", "intellectually challenged", or even "clueless". Wind energy is a highly volatile and unpredictable energy source whose power output changes with the third power of wind speed. Efforts to harness wind energy for useful work is limited by Physics. In the absence of bulk storage, generating electricity with wind turbines adds cost and fails to avoid carbon to stop global warming. - That is the minority view. But the truth has a habit of starting out that way before it becomes accepted as common sense!
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Jon Boone wrote a paper on WindBall . The paper explains how wind turbines actually cause the useRead Moreof more commercial power plant fuel. Massachusetts has falsely taught the public you can shut down all the power plants in Massachusetts and depend on wind turbines and solar power. The public has been totally misled. When the wind turbines shut down from no wind or go at full tilt the local power plants have to ramp up and down costing much more in fuel. First Wind Company has had two major fires in Hawaii trying to develop a battery back up system another big loss of renewable energy money. The financial costs of the turbines are too high - better to buy clean hydro power from Canada Jon Boone WindBall read this and you'll understand http://www.masterresource.org/2009/10/industrial-wind-plants-bad-economics-bad-ecology/
mark cool April 14, 2014 at 04:46 AM
Ikea is putting the US taxpayer's money where their mouth is in that they’re living up toRead Morethei r corporate responsibility. Building a wind farm in downstate Illinois large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy a single kilowatt of power again. All on the coattails of federal subsidies (you the tax payer) - "But right now wind power is a struggling business. Cheap natural gas and the end of a federal tax break for wind-power producers have left wind generation unprofitable." "The key federal subsidy for wind-energy generation, the Production Tax Credit, expired at the end of 2013. Right now, Olson acknowledges, wind-power generation needs government incentives to make money." "“We will not lose money during this process.”" http://www.commercial-news.com/local/x1445038983/IKEA-buying-wind-energy-project
Blowin Smoke April 12, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Ms. Hobart writes "the public is not even involved... Its just a bunch of town meeting members Read Morein Falmouth". But Falmouth's 244 town meeting representatives ARE THE PUBLIC, and are elected by every precinct. They aren't some clique of politicians - they're your neighbors, and their names are all listed at: http://www.falmouthmass.us/clerk/tm16.pdf
David Moriarty April 13, 2014 at 09:15 AM
It's time for Falouth to have a open town meeting for all citizens of Falmouth to attend andRead Morevote.We have lost control of our town.
Steve Jarret April 16, 2014 at 05:30 AM
Vt. Couple Gets $1.3M in Wind Turbine Settlement MONTPELIER, Vt . (AP) — A Vermont coupleRead Morewho se Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21-turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they were selling their 540-acre farm to Green Mountain Power for $1.3 million . In announcing they had agreed to settle a lawsuit over a boundary dispute filed against them by GMP, Don and Shirley Nelson said they felt they could have won in court, but it would not have led to the removal of the now-operating turbines. Even if victorious in court, it's doubtful they would have received more than the $1.3 million they will get for the sale of their property and the legal case could have lingered for years, the Nelsons said. "The Nelsons intend to move from their farm to a location well away from the turbines," their statement said.
Paul Shaw April 10, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Town Manager Julian Suso said the town has not received an agreement ????? JustRead Moresayin.... http://ww w.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140409/NEWS/404090325/-1/NEWS
mark cool April 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Wind Spin 101 ~ I find it ironic that Mr. Suso proclaims that a significant amount ofRead Moremisinformatio n has been generated on this article, when he, the primary town negotiator with Mass CEC, offers no information what so ever relative the negotiations he has been apart. Either he has been delinquent in his task (which would make him privy to terms) or he hides something that otherwise may have derailed the adoption of the article. It's obvious he knows more than his nice speech let on. SPIN
Frank Haggerty April 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM
The wind turbine projects in Massachusetts have a long history of leaving out negative informationRead Morea bout commercial wind turbine projects. Mr. Suso offered the suggestion that all the emails and news stories about Article 25 were misinformed yet in front of the entire Town of Falmouth Town Meeting never told about the negotiations with the Mass Clean Energy Center and never informed the public what was going on with the offer. The information came from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Press Release which was reported in the Cape Cod Times and WXTK radio two days in a row. Do people deserve to know the truth, even if it isn't in their best interest? Is truth always the best choice of action? In "On the Decay of the Art of Lying,"
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