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!
What appears above and below is a plea from Michigan. The author quite rightly sees the roll out of giant industrial wind turbines akin to an evil seed – that, like an errant tumour, takes root, multiplies and ends up totally consuming once productive, healthy and happy rural communities.
The wind industry has been hard at work and so have we. You will recall that the setbacks for wind turbines were changed a year ago in the Mid Biennium Budget Bill. The change required that setbacks be measured from the property lines of non-participating landowners instead of their homes. The old setbacks essentially forced property owners to “donate” their yards and fields as part of the safety buffer zone. Continue reading Wind Pushes Setback Revisions in State Budget→
I am all for being green, but why is the windmill behind City Hall in Sandusky so loud and in so close proximity to gas tanks? Who approved the permits for this? Aren’t there restrictions on these? Greg on Meigs Street
Sandusky ex officio mayor Dennis Murray Jr. and city manager Eric Wobser provided these answer: Continue reading Can someone please quiet the noisy turbine?→
A Short Essay on Misguided Environmentalism, Bullies and Losing One’s Home
You were able to move. Now you have to forgive and carry on. Move on with your life and find the path back to happiness you enjoyed before it all happened.
This is what my mind tells my heart. That is what some of my friends are thinking, I can feel it. A gentle sort of ‘get over it’. And some days I feel like that is what I need to do.
But the heart still feels the pain. The heart feels the injustice for an event that wasn’t an accident, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or brought on by our own actions, or a natural disaster or single tragedy that all our families suffer throughout our lives. No, this tragedy has been intense, life changing; trust destroying, personality maiming and spirit crushing because it simply did not have to happen.
Why am I still angry? Continue reading A Short Essay on Misguided Environmentalism, Bullies and Losing One’s Home→
Webmaster’s Note: The lady who wrote Senator Seitz either works for the industrial wind cartel or she is the poster child for gullibility resulting from having been completely duped by “Big Wind” propaganda! And, by the way, how do our Ohio Representatives view this HB 190? Are they on board with Senator Seitz or not? You know…this would be a great time to shoot a little email inquiry to both Rep. Boose & Sen. Manning encouraging them to defeat HB 190 and any other bills that lobbyist supported government would conjure up! Our Senators and Representatives are listening to someone…how about your voice?! It will take less than 5 minutes..You’ll find their email contact in the menu on the left side of this page.
Texans are said to ride a little taller in the saddle than most. Their swagger and independence goes back to the very beginning of the Lone Star State in 1836.
In 1835 Texans went to war with the Mexican government, fighting a series of pitched battles and bloody skirmishes ending in April 1836 – following which, Texans declared themselves a Republic.
The most famous battle Texans had with the Mexicans being the siege at the Alamo – which ended in bloody defeat for the Texan defenders – almost all of them were killed. However, the besieged Texans (estimated at between 180 and 250 men – including the legendary Davy Crockett) gave the 1,500 Mexicans who laid siege to the fort – for nearly 2 weeks – a taste of Texan tenacity. The defenders – despite being seriously outnumbered and outgunned – killed or wounded somewhere between 400 and 600 Mexican soldiers, before being overrun.
Ever since, Texans have used the phrase “remember the Alamo” as a rallying war cry – based on the notion of Texan’s fearlessness in the face of insurmountable odds.
(with an insightful perspective from Tom Stacy following this article)
$1.1B Amazon data center could be on the line, they say
COLUMBUS — Two northwest Ohio lawmakers used a business pitch on Wednesday in hopes of persuading fellow Republicans to weaken past moves they argue stymie development of large-scale wind farms.
They pointed to the $1.1 billion expected to be invested in a new energy-intensive data center in central Ohio by Amazon, a company that prides itself in buying power from alternative sources.
“When combined with a wind farm investment of $500 million to $600 million, that is quite an economic development opportunity for our state,” said Rep. Tim Brown (R., Bowling Green), whose Wood County district includes wind turbines.
We know we should never underestimate the drive of the wind industry to get every bit of special treatment they can, whether it be federal taxpayer subsidy, local property tax abatement, renewable energy mandates or free use of land. This time it is the free use of neighboring properties. Big wind asserts they are unable to build wind farms in Ohio due to existing setbacks that respect the property lines of landowners. As is well known, the wind developers can pay the neighbor to obtain a waiver of setback. But it seems that the wind industry would prefer to steal it and they have found two willing accomplices in their proposed heist. Rep. Tony Burkley of Paulding County and Rep. Tim Brown of Bowling Green. These State Representatives today introduced House Bill 190 (attached) to allow the County Commissioners to override state law. Continue reading Here we go again! Ohio House Bill 190→
Note: At least some of the “before” photos were produced by airbrushing away the wind turbines from the real “after” photos, as some readers have pointed out. But the underlying reality remains: a blighted landscape and a hazard to birdlife.
Wind energy is supposed to rescue the planet from an environmental and nature disaster. Unfortunately for many in Germany the opposite is true. It has brought on environmental ruin and destruction of natural heritage.
Webmaster’s Note:A hearty thanks goes out to Scott Medwid for supplying GNU with this incredible timeline chronicling the “wind turbine invasion” into the United States as well as other countries. Just click the link below and be prepared to witness startling information which exposes the blatant inaccuracies, dishonest and underhanded ways the wind industry has conveniently swept the affects of low frequency noise upon people.
Guest post written by
William S. Scherman, Charles H. Haake and Jason J. Fleischer
Imagine that a federal agency seeks to Imagine that a federal agency seeks to fundamentally change the way electricity is provided to every household, school and factory in the United States. In fact, the agency’s proposal is so sweeping and dramatic that across the nation independent experts have raised concerns about it. According to the Nation’s reliability expert, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the agency’s proposal “may represent a significant reliability challenge” to the electric grid. The independent entity that runs New York’s power grid—the NYISO—similarly warned that the proposal “presents potentially serious reliability implications for New York.” And a Commissioner at the federal agency actually charged with regulating our nation’s power grid testified to Congress that the proposal “has the potential to completely undermine the market principles that underpin dispatch” of our Nation’s power systems, and that it may have “profound reliability implications.” All that might get your attention, right?
“The Golden Rule,” as espoused by Rotary International’s excellent ‘Four-Way Test’ of the things we think, say and do, should be the moral and ethical standard our public servants aspire to uphold. The test asks:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
When applied to the industrial wind issue, the answers are a resounding, “NO!”
The owner of a patch of Mojave Desert land upon which a small
vacation home once stood is suing a wind farm developer that demolished the cabin without authorization.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, Darlene Dotson and her two sons accused EDP Renewables North America of leveling the home deliberately because Dotson had rebuffed offers to buy her property.
Houston-based EDP and its subsidiary, Rising Tree Wind Farm, told the county it had intended to demolish a nearly identical cabin nearby that it was authorized to take down, but destroyed Dotson’s vacation home by mistake. It told authorities the home was unoccupied, in poor condition, and “uninhabitable.”
Dotson could not be reached for comment, but her attorney, Morgan Stewart, said he finds it hard to believe anyone could accidentally demolish a whole house, and the structure was in active use as a place for family gatherings.
WERT — A new bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives seeks
to change wind turbine setback regulations which would enable wind
energy companies to work within Ohio counties to license new wind farms.
The legislation, House Bill 190, is co-sponsored by local
representative Rep. Tony Burkley along with Representative Tim W. Brown
(R – Bowling Green). Continue reading Burkley sponsors bill to allow wind turbine setback changes→
There seem to be so few wind turbine signs out right now. If your sign went into storage for the winter or you are missing some stakes for your sign, please bring them back out and get them back on the lawns. Contact Marcia Ledet or Connie Oney if your sign needs some new stakes. Our fight is not over!
The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in King v. Burwell shines a light on the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of rewriting the Affordable Care Act to suit President Obama’s political agenda. What is lesser known is that this is becoming standard operating procedure for an agency that puts politically connected special interests above the written letter of the law.
Nowhere is this truer than in the IRS’s repeated expansion of the controversial wind-production tax credit, which provides federal subsidies to wind-energy producers. Over the last two and a half years, the agency has shown how a slow-but-steady watering down of federal law can completely reshape its original scope and intent — alarmingly, without any congressional action. Continue reading The Out-of-Control IRS, Rewriting Laws→
An effort by opponents to stop a proposed Ohio wind farm, whichincludes a legally questionable maneuver to prevent property owners from granting variances, has the support of the state legislature’s most outspoken critic of renewable energy.
Greenwich Windpark, one of the few wind energy projects moving forward in Ohio, was approved by the state Power Siting Board in August. However, opponents, along with state Sen. William Seitz, have requested a rehearing and want to apply stricter rules than those that were in effect when the Siting Board ruled last summer.