FALMOUTH COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Library (Main Branch) in The Hermann Foundation Meeting Room
300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
“Falmouth has been presented with many wind turbine noise studies. Most reporting that the wind turbines comply and there is no foundation for complaints.
Lilli Green: Around the World Findings and Wind Turbine Updates
Cape Cod resident Lilli-Ann Green and the recently deceased Preston Ribnick recently traveled around the world. However, once they started to conduct interviews regarding wind turbines, the focus of their dream vacation changed dramatically. They interviewed over 200 people in 15 countries including people living in the proximity of wind turbines, health care professionals, researchers, scientists, politicians, journalists, environmentalists, and advocates. Key findings of the adverse impacts of wind turbines will be presented. Lilli is CEO of a health care consulting and quality improvement company with a national reach which was formed in 1979. She has worked with teams of experts throughout the United States to develop numerous nation-wide educational programs in the health care sector. Lilli's background includes directing an environmental education school and working for the National Park Service as a naturalist/interpretive ranger. Lilli has spent the last three plus years researching the impact of wind turbines on individuals and communities. She created the film Pandora's Pinwheels which documents reports of people who experience adverse effects from living in close proximity to wind turbines as well as experts who describe why the impacts of wind turbines are different from other industrial machines.
Sarah Laurie: Cumulative Exposure [ to the industrial wind turbine] Results in Deterioration of Health
Sarah Laurie, BMBS Flinders, Chief Executive Officer, Waubra Foundation. The Waubra Foundation is a national Australian organization formed in 2010 to facilitate properly conducted, independent multidisciplinary research into the new health problems identified by residents living near wind turbines and other industrial sites which may have common cause. Our focus of attention on infrasound, low frequency noise (ILFN) and vibration as causal agents of mental and physical health problems near industrial wind turbines has strengthened.
Steve E. Ambrose: Back To The Future
Stephen E. Ambrose is a Board Certified Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering and a Full Member of the Acoustical Society of America. He has over 35 years’ experience working in acoustics, environmental sound, and industrial noise control. His career started with Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. He was responsible for quieting large electric power stations and industrial / commercial facilities. He encourages businesses to coexist as good acoustic neighbors. Currently, he is an independent consultant practicing near Portland, Maine. The majority of his work is focused on working with communities and peer-reviews for industrial wind turbine sites, minimizing excessive noise and adverse public health impacts. He coauthored the Bruce McPherson Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise Study for Falmouth, Massachusetts, followed by a number of peer-reviewed papers and articles about wind turbine noise and adverse public health impacts. (SE Ambrose & Asssociates)
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