“Is there anyone, literally ANYONE, who lives near one of these turbines who has publicly shared that their living experience near a wind turbine is “great”? Or even NOT significantly, negatively impacted?”
Hundreds of wind and solar projects in the U.S. have been delayed or blocked by effective grassroots opposition, according to Robert Bryce. Real environmentalists, the keepers of rural life, have every reason to complain against the government-enabled intrusion into their quiet lives: noise, flicker light, land degradation, lowered property values.
MasterResource has previously reported on the growing anti-wind zoning ordinance movement against industrial wind; the “avian mortality’ problem; and the on-the-ground work by such environmentalists as Kevon Martis; and the negative health effects. Solar projects are also attracting serious local opposition.
Add Larissa Plagge of Environmentalists Against Wind Turbines to the list of determined opponents of industrial wind. She is a real environmentalist versus the professional, Washington DC kind. Her recent thoughts, typical of an awakening that is happening around wind country, are shared here:
I am shocked and appalled/disgusted that additional wind turbines and wind farm expansion continue to be considered throughout the Midwest… despite all of the environmental damage/ evidence and firsthand, proactive, justified communication from current residents and others that have been significantly, negatively impacted by wind turbines near their homes.
Is there anyone, literally ANYONE, who lives near one of these turbines who has publicly shared that their living experience near a wind turbine is “great”? Or even NOT significantly, negatively impacted?
Any compensation going to the community, landowners or county supervisors to promote this development is a very small fraction of the profits these giant corporations and institutional investors (BIG POWER!) are making (pennies vs. $$$), and it’s sad to see rural communities getting steamrollered into irreversible development.
The messaging going out to the majority of the population and urban centers (by well compensated, giant PR and marketing firms who specialize in this area) is laser focused on the positive benefits of wind farms which leads a majority of the population to be absolutely unaware of the destruction happening “quietly” in our communities.
Please do your research and pay attention to the dark reality of this “progress” vs. buying into and supporting the agendas of giant political action communities and large corporations who quite literally DO NOT CARE about how it actually is to live “among the turbines.”