Four Minute Video of a Forests Death
40,000 acres of rural woodlands and wildlife habitat are under assault in Chautauqua County by three wind turbine factories: Arkwright Summit, the first, is underway as shown in this video. Birds, bats, and other wildlife are threatened. Backup energy sources must be cycled to cover times when wind stops, wasting gas and coal energy. Turbine capacity ratings are 1/3 what wind companies claim (I.e. 1/3rd the $ promised). Turbines only produce electricity 24% of the time in Western NY. Construction of 500’ turbines involves large amounts of steel from coal, immense quantities of concrete, and rare earth metals mined in environmentally destructive conditions. Health issues include wind turbine syndrome from exposure to noise, infrasound, and flicker effect. Investors are beginning to notice most wind factories east of the Mississippi are being sued on behalf of residents suffering from proximity to turbines. The NYS Constitution requires: that ”local officials protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community.“ Which Chautauqua County communities will be targeted by wind factories next?