Industrial wind turbines kill millions of bats & birds, worsening an environmental & epidemiological crisis

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Bat and Bird Kills by Wind Turbines

Since the year 2000, industrial wind turbines have overtaken all other causes of mass mortality events for bats in North America and Europe – Multiple mortality events in bats: a global review

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In the US, a conservative estimate of bat mortality indicates that at least 4 million bats have been killed by wind turbines since 2012. Bats are the primary natural defense in keeping mosquito populations in check. One bat can eat between 500 and 1,000 mosquitoes and other insect pests in just one hour, or about 6,000 per night – Bats, Artificial Roosts, and Mosquito Control

Most early work in tracking bird and bat deaths at industrial wind Continue reading Industrial wind turbines kill millions of bats & birds, worsening an environmental & epidemiological crisis

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Don’t make next generation pay for our mistakes – LTE norwalk reflector

When the “wind” blows in the Firelands “it really blows.”This catchy phrase unfortunately seems to be the long-term forecast for the Firelands as “big wind” companies continue their attempts to have property owners in Erie, Huron, Sandusky and Seneca counties sign leases for 600-foot-plus Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs), to be sited in the Firelands region…

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With PTC Deadlines Looming, Could Wind Catcher Cancellation Be Part Of A Trend? – North American Windpower

News broke at the end of July that American Electric Power Co. (AEP) scuttled plans to develop an approximately $4.5 billion, 2 GW wind farm – called Wind Catcher – in the Oklahoma panhandle that would have served customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The decision was reportedly based, at least in part, on […]

Source: With PTC Deadlines Looming, Could Wind Catcher Cancellation Be Part Of A Trend? – North American Windpower

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Response to Kevin Ledet from Sharon Sweda ( running for State Senator 13th district (Huron County))

                        Sharon Sweda

From: Sharon Sweda <sharon@swedaforohio.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Property Valuations
To: Kevin Ledet <kaledet1@gmail.com>

Hi Kevin,

In assessing property valuations, any obstruction or unsightly structure that is near or visible from a given property, is viewed negatively. The best example I can give is high-tension towers, railroad tracks, sanitary sewer sub-stations and some highways. If an object or structure detracts from the natural landscape and beauty of a neighboring home – it reduces salability, and thus; value. Most zoning ordinances require the finished side of a wooden fence to be Continue reading Response to Kevin Ledet from Sharon Sweda ( running for State Senator 13th district (Huron County))

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Letter: Windbag Cordray full of hot air – The Lima News

Webmaster’s note: Richard Cordray is the Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio’s mid-term election. Also note that it would be a really good idea for all politicians dealing with this issue to do their research other than taking big wind at their word!

Wednesday night, the local news covered a visit to Findlay by Richard Cordray for governor. Cordray proved that he is dangerous for Ohio.In a majority of t

Source: Letter: Windbag Cordray full of hot air – The Lima News

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New poll finds 3 in 4 Seneca County residents oppose wind projects

TIFFIN, OH — A new poll released Wednesday shows residents in Seneca County are overwhelmingly against the proposed wind energy projects in the area. The poll was conducted by TiffinOhio.net Research and ran from Sept. 9 to Sept. 12, surveying 1,043 individuals online via SurveyMonkey with a margin of error of plus/minus 2 percent. The […]

Source: New poll finds 3 in 4 Seneca County residents oppose wind projects

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Greenwich Huron County, Ohio News

What could be worse for Huron County, Ohio than a politician by the name of Manning? How ’bout two politicians by the name of Manning..

Gayle Manning with her son Nathan Manning

In Huron County, the Greenwich Windpark project has been sold to a company called Swift Current Energy. A group of mostly Ivy League investment bankers looking to make a bunch of money. A Continue reading Greenwich Huron County, Ohio News

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Lake wind project at issue over birds and bats, headed into hearings

The nearly two-decade campaign to build wind turbines in Lake Erie is headed into what could be contentious hearings at the Ohio Power Siting Board. The snag is the insistence of the board’s staff analysts that the six turbines shutdown at night for up to 10 months a year to protect migrating birds and bats.

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From an Indiana Wind Warrior:

A euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable word in the place for one that is unpleasant. I thought to myself, that is exactly what “wind farm” is – a euphemism for something more and sinister.

Here is a more accurate definition of that tired and untrue phrase “wind farm”.

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Commissioners out of control on wind

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
SEP 4, 2018

If you are not following the wind turbine saga and how your Seneca County commissioners are handling it, then you should be. Many thousands of county residents have come together in opposition to the wind projects after seeing the meager income to county and schools (18 cents per day for each of us) and learning of the negative experiences that other Midwest areas have had with the monster turbines and their ill effects of all kinds. The trustees of the majority of the townships that are in the footprint of the projects have expressed their intent to intervene against them. All evidence points to the fact that a substantial majority of Seneca County residents are opposed with more joining in every day. Rural roads are like gardens of yellow anti-wind turbine signs.

Yet for some reason that even they cannot clearly explain, Continue reading Commissioners out of control on wind

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Wind projects bring moral turpitude to Seneca County

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
SEP 1, 2018

Being a lifelong resident of Seneca County, as well as a 37-year resident of Eden Township in particular, I am saddened at the current level of greed and dishonesty being exhibited by some in the community over the proposed wind turbine projects. The violation I felt last Friday is indescribable, when thieves came onto my property and stole the large “No Wind Turbines” sign I had erected. As a citizen of this great nation, it is my right to take a stand for what I believe in without retribution from those who think differently. I can only assume this was the work of pro-wind backers. Not only was Continue reading Wind projects bring moral turpitude to Seneca County

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***BREAKING NEWS***

“Pursuant to Ohio Administrative (“OAC”) Rule 4906-2-27(A) and (C), Republic Wind, LLC (“Republic” or “Applicant”) hereby requests that the Ohio Power Siting Board (“OPSB” or “Board”) suspend the procedural schedule and stay discovery. Republic submits this motion because it intends to file an application to amend the pending application. Republic requests suspension of the procedural schedule and a stay of discovery until Republic’s amendment for application is filed.”

We are still waiting on official confirmation that the local public hearing that was scheduled to be held on October 2, 2018 at the Green Springs VFW has been cancelled. Once we have officially received confirmation we will post it here for everyone to be Continue reading ***BREAKING NEWS***

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Renewable Energy’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Reasons Why Chaotically Intermittent & Heavily Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Make No Sense

It takes a special brand of delusion to believe that the world can run on sunshine and breezes. For wind and sun worshippers, disastrous examples like South Australia – where mass blackouts a…

Source: Renewable Energy’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Reasons Why Chaotically Intermittent & Heavily Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Make No Sense

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15 Reasons to Reject Wind Turbines in Lake Erie – Tiffin-Seneca County Chapter 37170 IWLA

Public Service non profit conservation organization. Encourage participation in Outdoor activities for youth and adults. Water testing, Great Lakes and Lake Erie health monitoring, ethical Hunting and fishing, Youth Archery, Bird Watching and Beekeeping are all part of our mission. We promote the Ohio IWLA and National IWLA Izaak Walton League of America. We also sponsor and support our Sherif and local police departments. We try to make our range available whenever these partners request it for training and practice.

Source: 15 Reasons to Reject Wind Turbines in Lake Erie – Tiffin-Seneca County Chapter 37170 IWLA

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Iberdrola, EverPower, NextEra, Apex, WindLab…they are all talking to your Representatives…Are You?