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Urgent--Republican Senator Matt Huffman needs to hear from you, too!

Friends,

Senator Matt Huffman represents District 12–Counties: Allen, Auglaize (part), Champaign, Darke (part), Logan (part), Mercer, Shelby   

http://ohiosenate.gov/huffman

Contact Senator Huffman

Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-7584

sd12@ohiosenate.gov

Matt Huffman replaced term-limited Senator Keith Faber, who as Senate President championed the 1125′ from property line wind turbine setbacks. 

Republican Senator Cliff Hite has submitted an amendment which may be attached to the budget bill reducing setbacks to these levels: Continue reading Urgent--Republican Senator Matt Huffman needs to hear from you, too!

Wind News – URGENT ACTION NEEDED

Friends:

Last week we asked that everyone make calls opposing Senator Cliff Hite’s proposed Wind Turbine Setback Amendment. Hite is trying to insert his language on reducing setbacks into the Budget Bill.  The proposed Amendment has now been officially submitted to the Senate Finance Committee who will soon decide whether or not to incorporate it into a substitute bill.     Once the Senate decides if it will be included,  a substitute bill will be introduced  sometime next week.  Finance Committee Chairman, Scott Oelslager’s Office tells us we will have an opportunity to testify once the Substitute Bill is introduced.  We will keep you posted on the timeframes as we learn them.

In the meantime, the wind industry’s trade group, AWEA, has put Continue reading Wind News – URGENT ACTION NEEDED

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

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Citizens for Clear Skies

Working on behalf of Spanish fossil fuel utility Iberdrola/Avangrid and other crony interests, State Senator Cliff Hite has introduced a budget amendment that essentially grants hundred of thousands of acres of private property to wind developers across the State of Ohio.

The Hite Amendment would move setback distances for 400′, 500′ and now 600′ tall utility scale wind turbines from your property line to your bedroom window. By so doing, huge swaths of private property would essentially be donated to wind companies to be used as nuisance and safety easements without your consent and without compensation.

It is land grant of epic proportions, Continue reading Iberdrola, EverPower, NextEra, Apex, WindLab…they are all talking to your Representatives…Are You?

The Utter Complete Total Fraud of Wind Power

Rod D. Martin

The Utter Complete Total Fraud of Wind Power

by Matt Ridley
June 2, 2017

The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.

You may have the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any New York Times story, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today.

You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades — nay centuries — of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance.  Even after 30 years of huge subsidies, wind power provides only slightly more than zero energy to the world. Continue reading The Utter Complete Total Fraud of Wind Power

Cliff Hite Voice Mail–setbacks.m4a See attachment

From Linda Hughes 

May 30, 2017
This morning I called Senators and my Representative in opposition to reducing turbine setbacks ala the Ohio budget bill and pending amendments.

Decided to call Senator Cliff Hite as well–as he is a premier promoter of wind in District 1.

I spoke with his aide and left my message. As a result, Senator Hite returned my call today. Attached is the recording of his voice message.

It is a message I hope you will share. Out of 11 counties in his district, he is protecting four.

A question to Senator Hite might be: if a property owner is in favor of a reduced setback, why not just sign a waiver?

He is referring to Logan County (my county) when he says it is a decision of the county commissioners to grant a pilot and if they do not, they won’t build in that county. Yes–that’s what we are told. And the Logan County Commissioners did deny EverPower’s pilot request. However, the rumor persists that the EverPower/Amazon project in Hardin County may spill over into Logan County–without a pilot. So Mr. Hite’s premise that Logan County is “safe” may not prove to be true.

Take a look at the latest propaganda designed by big wind to crush property rights and values!

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Webmaster’s Note: Gone are the days when the Big Wind cartel could “snake” its way covertly, preying on unsuspecting communities  unnoticed. Their greatest defense? Operating quietly “under” the radar of unsuspecting citizens and, if noticed, hoped that people’s ignorance of wind turbines would continue to buy them enough time to complete their exploitation. With each new installation of this boondoggle scam, the lies of the Big Wind cartel becomes much more difficult to sustain and to remain hidden thus making it almost impossible to operate in the same way.

So what’s the newest strategy? Ahhh yes, bulliying and bulldozing their agendas onto rural communities like our own. The leading tactic of course is to keep politicians in their back pockets with the same old worn out rhetoric (clean, green , job creation, etc.). Below you will be able to read for yourself the latest propaganda seeking to make it” politically correct” to trod all over personal property rights in the name of their investor’s profit margins!

Folks, we cannot afford to remain silent any longer! This is real and it’s show down time. Please call the following state legislators and let your voice be heard! 

Senate President Larry  Obhoff (614) 466-7505

Senate Finance Committee Chair Scott Oelslager (614) 466-0626

Senate Finance Vice Chair Gayle Manning  (614) 644-7613

Senator Troy Balderson (614) 466-8076

Senator Bill Beagle (614) 466-6247

Representative Dick Stein  (614) 466-9628 

You should state that “I oppose any budget bill amendment to allow a wind developer to take my land. Zoning begins at my property line not my front door. Giving wind developers the right to trespass on my land strips away my property rights and will burden my family for generations.”

Below is the AWEA propaganda for their latest efforts.

Wind News – URGENT – BIG WIND COMING FOR YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS

Friends,

On Wednesday, AWEA held a press conference as part of a very aggressive campaign to roll back the property line setbacks which were adopted in 2014. The lobbying firm representing AWEA is called Compass Consulting. They are people who have previously worked in the Voinovich Administration and for Attorney General Mike DeWine. At the press conference, a report was distributed titled: BLOWING IN THE WIND – OHIO’S OVERLY RESTRICTIVE WIND SETBACK LAW IS PUTTING BILLIONS IN NEW IN-STATE INVESTMENT AT RISK. A copy of the report is attached. It falsely claims that Ohio’s setbacks are the most restrictive in the nation and causing Ohio to miss out on billions in investment. Further, the report presents a very misleading chart comparing Ohio setbacks to counties in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Press Release is copied below. We are working on a rebuttal. What you need to know is: Continue reading Wind News – URGENT – BIG WIND COMING FOR YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS

Is the answer blowing in the wind…?

 19/5/2017

I consider myself an environmentalist, I’m at the very least environmentally aware and vocal in my support of conservation and the protection of open spaces and particularly public access to such spaces. In a world where no piece of vacant land seems to be out of the grasp of developers whether it is ‘protected’ or not, I try my best to write about and support efforts to conserve what is left untouched.

And of course all of this empathy with the natural world encompasses the need to factor in the responsible production of energy and other essential services.

But….. Continue reading Is the answer blowing in the wind…?

WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE

WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE

Published on: Monday, 15 May, 2017
Even after 30 years of huge subsidies, it provides about zero energy

My Spectator article on the futile numbers behind wind power:

 The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.

You may have got the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any BBC story or airport advert about energy, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today. You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades — nay centuries — of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance.

Even put together, Continue reading WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE

Please consider helping us to defend our community from corporate greed and the political machine that supports it! 

We are Greenwich Neighbors United…

We are a grass root organization formed to educate people about the ill effects of industrial wind turbines to health, property values and the destruction of our wild life.

We are trying to raise money to pay our legal fees and we would like your help in fighting this war on industrial wind projects in our neighborhood.

Please consider a financial donation every month or a yearly lump sum to Greenwich Neighbors United. Since we are a non profit, your donations are tax deductible!  For your convenience we have provided you a donation widget at the upper right hand. It is really quite simple, use Paypal or any credit or debit card (you don’t have to have a Paypal account in order to make a one time donation)! Oh, and don’t forget to print a receipt for your year end records!

Please understand that no one, absolutely no one will go unaffected by turning our rural community into an industrial wind facility! Please, we need your help and any donation will be greatly appreciated and will provide us the continued ability to protect Greenwich from this predatory takeover. One that would forever negatively impact our community for generations!

 We Thank you.

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Dashwood couple’s problem with shadow flicker raises ire – goes viral on Facebook!

Webmaster’s Note: With the continued cancerous spread of this scam being perpetrated on humanity, you will see all the more why it is so important to stop these from invading a community before they have a chance to be built! Also note, interestingly enough,  the more these behemoths of destruction are erected, the lies become far less sustainable…

By Lynda Hillman-Rapley, Postmedia Network
Friday, May 5, 2017 5:06:39 EDT PM

Matt Metzgar’s video has gone viral.

Filmed April 28 and then uploaded, the video of the shadow flicker his parents live with at their RR 1, Dashwood home has been viewed over 44,000 times and has been shared 740 times.

Metzgar filmed and then shared the video to draw attention to the conditions in which his parents have had to endure from a nearby wind turbine. The turbine is placed 667 metres away from their home, but the shadows from the rotating blades reach their home on County Rd. 83 in Huron County. Continue reading Dashwood couple’s problem with shadow flicker raises ire – goes viral on Facebook!

Some thoughts from our Michigan Neighbor, Kevon Martis

 

Kevon Martis 

Yesterday (5/4/17) at 6:43am ·

 

I was quoted in the latest issue of MIRS on the Huron County wind referendum. I will not post all of it due to copyright issues. You can subscribe to MIRS for about $2,500 a year. 😉

“One such critic of those wind projects — who will be presenting before the House Energy Policy Committee next week — called the wave of wind-related rejections a “sea change.”

“The bottom line is that wind development is no longer welcome in Michigan’s best wind resource region — the Thumb,” said Kevon MARTIS, head of the Interstate Informed Citizen’s Coalition, Inc., in a statement. “That’s because the most effective ‘anti-wind’ campaign sign is a 50-story tall turbine in the township next door.”

“Martis said voters there faced “massive, wall-to-wall media buys” from DTE and NextEra.

“When the campaign disclosures are revealed, they will show that Continue reading Some thoughts from our Michigan Neighbor, Kevon Martis