This past week, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the appeal of the Black Fork Wind project in Crawford/Richland County. Black Fork first surfaced 2009 and we give credit to the incredible persistence of the wind warriors who have never given up in their fight to save their community.
This project has a long and tangled history including an application filed in June, 2014 to amend the project with bigger turbines. This amendment was filed only days before the “new” revised setbacks measuring from property lines became law. We think the timing of that filing was purposeful and was intended to dodge the new setback requirements. Since that time, the developer has requested other amendments to their certificate, including additional Continue reading Ohio News – Black Fork’s Day in Court
from Melissa Fries Crocker
Killing time in Sandusky looking at cars while kids at cedar point and came across this wind turbine next to Huron elementary school. Here are some videos. Even though its by a highway there was a high pitch squeeling going on that was constant that I could hear over the traffic. The sounds that were explained by the countless people in the videos that live near them I got to hear them and understand what they were talking about how it sounds like a jet constantly overhead..
July 20 at 11:32 AMPublic
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
JUL 31, 2018
To Holly Stacy and Shayne Thomas,
Over the past few months, you have been presented with the following verified information:
1. The total revenue coming into Seneca County from all sources associated with Republic Wind and Seneca Wind projects combined is less than 45 cents per day per person in the county. Continue reading LTE – Aren’t 143 wind turbines enough? (Way to go Jim!)
Yesterday Commissioner Shayne Thomas single handily stopped four local Townships (Adams, Pleasant, Reed, and Scipio) from having their own legal counsel represent them in their opposition/intervention against the Republic Wind Project in front of the OPSB (Ohio Power Siting Board).
The attached pictures are screenshots from 2 separate letters that The Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office sent out to Township Officials and County Commissioners. One on July 24th and the other one yesterday, August 1st.
With Commissioner Thomas NOT signing the waiver the Seneca Continue reading Seneca Anti-Wind Union / Commissioner Shayne Thomas Chooses Big Wind Over Four Local Townships Rights
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The “wind lobby” continues to crank out reports to persuade Ohioans and Ohio politicians to support their causes. More often than not the authors of the articles and ‘reports’ are supported by surrogates for the wind lobby. Upon closer examination, we see that many are left-wing activists pushing an ideological agenda that has little to do with our welfare or property rights.
In today’s issue, a spokesman for the Environmental Defense Fund again touts the Powering Ohio report issued by the Blue-Green Alliance and assorted Ohio manufacturers who could make money Continue reading The “wind lobby” continues to crank out reports to persuade Ohioans and Ohio politicians to support their causes
Renewables require the use of vastly more land, longer and less-utilized transmission lines, and large amounts of storage whether from lithium batteries, new dams, compressed air caverns.
7/24/2018 9:00 AM
Tom Jackson / Sandusky Register Staff Reporter
SANDUSKY — The Ohio Power Siting Board scheduled a public hearing on a controversial proposed wind farm that would be in Sandusky and Seneca counties.
The public hearing for the proposed Republic Wind Farm will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at VFW Post 5900 Ohio 778, Green Springs. Continue reading Hearings set for proposed Republic Wind Farm
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Seneca Anti-Wind Union
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Are you concerned about the proposed industrial wind projects in YOUR neighborhood?
Do you want to take a more active role in helping us achieve our mission to preserve our rural settings, wildlife, property values, and overall quality of life in the beautiful scenic settings in which we live and work?
After an ENORMOUS response to our public information meeting in Attica on May 31st and the feedback we have gotten from so many concerned residents, we have learned our organization currently has a problem. And it’s a Continue reading Shared here because what happens in Seneca County will affect Huron County!!
Meeting introduction with Chris Zeman & Deb Hay
The Van Wert county overwhelmingly said NO to a county commissioner who strongly supported Apex Clean Energy! The same occurred, across the border, in Cass County, IN… …The TRU…
Source, Save Our Skyline Ohio: Apex Clean Energy handed big ‘blow’ in Van Wert, Ohio
Faced with growing evidence that industrial wind turbines (IWT’s) cause serious adverse health impacts, comparisons between the wind industry and the tobacco industry are getting more obvious all the time. The Big Wind tactics of stalling, dismissing legitimate concerns, and outright denial of the link between turbines and health problems seem straight out of the Big Tobacco playbook.
Perhaps this pattern is standard behavior for dirty industries, especially when there is no easy way to acknowledge the harm they cause without damaging profits as well. Despite these similarities, there are also fundamental differences between these two industries, the problems they create, and how they create them. Anyone looking to hold Big Wind accountable for the havoc it creates should pay careful attention to these differences as well. Forewarned is forearmed. Continue reading Is Big Wind the New Big Tobacco?
Webmaster’s Note: If you have ever driven Ohio SR 30 you cannot help but notice the invasion of hundreds of acres of farmland being consumed by these inefficient monstrosities. Believe it or not, they still want to add even more! That’s why it is so important to keep up our local Greenwich resistance now…it is naive of us to think that it would be any different here than in Van Wert! The wind industry is a greedy, cancerous disease that leaves whatever it touches in a wake of ruined health (both human and wildlife), property values, and rural community relationships while failing miserably as a legitimate source of uninterrupted power!
Before you believe what the sales teams try to sell, read this account:
My name is Brenda DeLong and I am a resident and property owner in Van Wert County. I live in the Blue Creek Wind project. I do not have any wind turbines on my property, but yet they affect my life by trespassing on my property. I built my home 13 years ago on my parent’s farmland thinking I could enjoy peace and quiet as a country home should be.
Saturday, I was in Dublin viewing a home my son and his wife are buying. As we stood on the deck Continue reading Greenwich! Read the plight of a Van Wert wind farm victim…
Source: Greenwich township, Ohio People
Just use a little common sense
I find myself in the difficult position of trying to explain common sense to a society and especially a government that rarely uses it any more. This time concerning wind energy and specifically a proposed wind farm near Greenwich.
The only positive information on wind energy come from the wind turbine companies themselves, the companies that maintain and repair wind turbines, or misguided government workers attempting to justify billions of dollars waste on an industry that simply does not work without government subsidies (by the way our tax dollars). I will give the sources I used at the end of this letter but, there is abundant information from unbiased sources that support this argument and no valid information from unbiased sources that support this argument and no valid information from unbiased sources to support wind turbines. Wind Energy is the least efficient way to create energy. Nuclear, natural gas, coal and even solar energy are far more efficient ways to create energy with fossil fuels Continue reading Letter to the Editor, Norwalk Reflector submitted by Dr. Donald T. Stewart DDS. of Greenwich, Ohio
June 21, 2016
Contact Information: Kevin Ledet, Chairperson
Greenwich Neighbors United
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!
February 19th, 2016
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
Latest GNU Press Release!!
Greenwich Neighbors United (GNU), a group of property owners who joined together to coordinate efforts to voice concerns about a proposed industrial-sized wind turbine park in Huron County, applauds the report of the Energy Mandate Study Committee which recommends that there be no further escalation in the mandates until the impact of federal requirements are better understood. GNU had submitted a letter to the Committee on March 10, 2015, urging a repeal or indefinite suspension in the escalation in of Ohio’s electricity mandates.
The Energy Mandate Study Committee was created by Sub. SB 310 of the 130th General Assembly and consisted of a bipartisan panel Continue reading GREENWICH NEIGHBORS UNITED APPLAUD ENERGY MANDATE STUDY COMMITTEE’S REPORT
OMEGA Crop Co., filed a second application for rehearing with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in Case No 13-0990-EL-BGN today. This second application for rehearing asserts that the Ohio Power Siting Board acted outside the law when it issued the Greenwich Windpark LLC a certificate and by indicating that it is yet possible to build the wind farm by securing needed waivers from the minimum setback requirements.
In OMEGA’s first application for hearing, OMEGA argued that 62% of the proposed wind turbines violate Ohio’s minimum setback requirements. Although the OPSB in its August 27, 2015 order rejected OMEGA’s claims regarding OPSB’s failure to follow the law, Continue reading GREENWICH NEIGHBORS UNITED CONTINUES TO CHALLENGE OHIO POWER SITING BOARD ON THE GREENWICH WINDPARK
The residents of Greenwich Township have decided to continue the fight against the wind turbine development that is being proposed in their area. Although the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) did not grant OMEGA’s application for rehearing, it did agree that the Greenwich Windpark cannot start construction of a wind farm where 62% of the proposed 25 wind turbines violate Ohio’s minimum setback requirements until Greenwich Windpark gets waivers from all owners of property adjoining the wind farm.
Kevin Ledet, Chairperson of Greenwich Neighbors United (GNU), said, “We are meeting with our local officials and residents to educate them on the order and how we may proceed. It is our understanding that the company cannot move forward until they have all the waivers from adjacent property owners in place, and Continue reading GREENWICH RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO BATTLE AGAINST WIND TURBINES
July 13, 2015
Kevin Ledet, Chairperson
Greenwich Neighbors United
The residents of Greenwich watch and wonder if the changes made in the recently signed budget bill (HB 64) will impact the potential development of Greenwich Windpark. Governor Kasich signed the biennial budget bill which creates a new tax break for wind power and eases restrictions on turbines, but many of the changes appear to be geared toward attracting a new data center to central Ohio. The legislation also exempts certain wind farms that have already been certified for construction from increased setback requirements the legislature imposed last year. In addition, a Continue reading GNU WATCHFUL OF WIND ENERGY POLICY DECISIONS AT STATEHO– USE
Greenwich Neighbors United (GNU) a group of property owners began their journey over a year ago, and they continue to fight and grow in numbers. During the summer of 2014, a small number of residents started discussing the proposed wind park development that might come to their community. The Greenwich Windpark is seeking authorization to place 25 wind turbines, each 490.5 feet tall with propeller diameters of up to 383 feet and covering 4,650 acres of land in Greenwich. (Greenwich is a village in Huron County, Ohio with a population of 1,476 residents.)
Several members of the community began educating themselves Continue reading GNU Press Release – SMALL TOWN FIGHTS BIG WIND
COMMUNITY OF GREENWICH GATHERS FOR ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND WIND TURBINE UPDATE
Over 70 members of the Greenwich Community joined together last Saturday for fun, fellowship and to get an update on the proposed wind turbine development proposed in Greenwich. (The case is pending before the Ohio Power Siting Board, #13-990-EL-BGN.) The Ice Cream Social was hosted by Greenwich Neighbors United (GNU) and was held at the Coon Hunter’s Club.
Jane Hicks, life-long resident of Greenwich, welcomed everyone to Continue reading GNU Press Release June 30, 2015
The community of Greenwich has rallied once again together in the form of an “Ice Cream Social/ Meat Raffle” event that continues to underscore the community’s resolve to not become a host to industrial electrical wind turbines! As we have come to know, fighting Big Wind and the corrupted government supporting them takes money, time, and resources. Not only does it take money to fight, but it takes money to keep our name (GNU) and our cause before the public’s eye. Yes, I guess you could say “It does takes a village and a township” to get the job done!
We also want to congratulate the winners of the meat raffle! There Continue reading Greenwich Neighbors United Come together again to reaffirm “No Wind Turbines in Greenwich!”