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Could you and your family live with these industrial turbines right next to your house?

Blackwater Wind Aware

Could you and your family live with these industrial turbines right next to your house, your childrens’ bedrooms, play equipment and garden? Would you expect your family, friends or neighbours to live like this? Peoples lives matter, their health matters, their sanity matters. 
WHAT THIS VIDEO CANNOT CONVEY IS: noise, infrasound, property devaluation, poor mental and physical health and quality of life.
Please share and tag friends and family if you agree this is NOT acceptable for human beings to live beside, anywhere in the world.

Apex Under the Radar?

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Senate President Larry Obhof surprised the caucus this week by naming Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) as Chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Media reports noted “I look forward to Steve’s leadership of this committee,” said Obhof. “He has proven himself a hard-working, thoughtful, solution-oriented leader, and he understands the importance of developing a long-term energy policy that provides affordable options for Ohioans and protects our natural resources.” Wilson was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 2017 and was elected to his first term in 2018. Continue reading Apex Under the Radar?

Citizen Martis Draws Ire from Big Green (countering wind power shoestring by shoestring) – Master Resource

“Despite his folky style and positioning to the contrary, [Kevin] Martis is a highly polished, fossil fuel operative with aggressive tactics. The taxpayers of Seneca County and all of Ohio deserve a more honest broker than Kevon Martis.” – Scott Peterson, Checks and Balances Project, October 25, 2018. “When is an environmentalist not an environmentalist? …

Source: Citizen Martis Draws Ire from Big Green (countering wind power shoestring by shoestring) – Master Resource

Ohio’s voice of reason, Bill Seitz,  fighting smear tactics from the left

 

Bill Seitz, champion of Ohio rural property owners  

To: Members of the General Assembly

You or your constituents may have recently received the enclosed mailer from the “Economic Prosperity Project” urging that “Republican legislators need to STAND UP to Bill Seitz” because “He is using his influence to prevent $4.2 billion from being invested in Ohio wind energy.”

I thought you would like to know that the mailing address associated Continue reading Ohio’s voice of reason, Bill Seitz,  fighting smear tactics from the left

Greenwich township, Ohio B.T. (Before Turbines)

 

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Source: Greenwich township, Ohio People

GNU’S ATTORNEY FILES APPLICATION FOR REHEARING WITH OPSB AFTER THE REGULATORY BODY CONTINUES TO IGNORE BOTH THE LAW & CITIZENS!

June 21, 2016

Contact Information: Kevin Ledet, Chairperson

Greenwich Neighbors United

419-706-3997 / kaledet1@gmail.com

Yesterday, Greenwich Neighbors United (GNU) filed an application for rehearing to contest an Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) order issued about 30 days ago in Case No. 15-1921-EL-BGA. The OPSB order, issued without holding a hearing, authorized a wind farm developer to modify its Huron County development plan and add bigger and noisier wind turbine models to the plan previously approved by the OPSB. The wind farm developer’s request was filed after Ohio adopted new setback requirements which were not applied by the OPSB when it issued the order. Continue reading GNU’S ATTORNEY FILES APPLICATION FOR REHEARING WITH OPSB AFTER THE REGULATORY BODY CONTINUES TO IGNORE BOTH THE LAW & CITIZENS!

William J. Seitz and Kevon Martis: Trespass zoning is wind energy’s secret subsidy

February 19th, 2016

By William J. Seitz and Kevon Martis

Contributing Columnists for LimaOhio.com

There was a time when the environmental movement opposed noise pollution, fought industrial blight, and supported “little guys” whose quality of life was threatened by “corporate greed.”

But that was a long time ago, before wind energy.

The American Wind Energy Association and its allies at the Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council continue to press the Ohio legislature to overturn recent wind energy siting guidelines that corrected a grievous fault in the earlier state guidelines.

The old regulations measured turbine setback distances and noise limits from the 500 foot to 600 foot tall wind turbines from the foundation or bedroom windows of neighboring homes. The new regulations established by the legislature measure setback distance and noise limits from neighboring property lines. Establishing siting regulations from property lines is standard practice for all other land use regulations. After all, homeowners are not confined to their homes. They and their kids like to play in the yard, enjoy outdoor picnics, or watch sunsets from patios and decks.

By measuring noise and setbacks for wind turbines from neighboring homes rather than property lines, the old law essentially awarded wind Continue reading William J. Seitz and Kevon Martis: Trespass zoning is wind energy’s secret subsidy