Fix "big wind's" problems before creating moreSigners to the letter include physicians, PH.D.s, a state poet laureate, victims of already-built big wind turbines, neighbors of areas threatened by big wind projects, groups grappling with wind energy development, and individuals from throughout New England.
The noise and human health concerns raised by residents living near the Falmouth Massachusetts wind turbines are not isolated cases. Luann Therrien is a neighbor to the Sheffield VT wind project whose family (including two young children) has been suffering health problems for more than a year. "The developers lied about the noise from these giant machines, and the health impacts they create," she said. "Headaches, nausea, sleep disruption - it's happening right now to our family and too many others. Lives are being ruined, homes and futures are being destroyed. This has to stop. At conferences like the one this weekend, protecting public health has to be on the agenda."
The letter calls on the region's governments to increase their coordination and share resources to better respond to the issues created by wind development. It asks officials to, "Revise or withdraw your plans that support the expansion of wind and a wind build out in rural areas to support the urban areas. Start evaluating and fixing the problems that have been created by your policies."Read the entire story : http://www.windaction.org/faqs/39408