BAD NEIGHBOR: Johnston, RI wind turbines have neighboring Cranston up in arms

Sounds like what Oakfield did to Island Falls.

Back in September 2017, Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said the turbines would all be built on private industrial sites and wouldn’t be close to any residences.

“It’s in an unobtrusive area where you’re not going to have homes around it that people are going to have issues with basically a lot of it is farmland area old farms,” Polisena said.

But more than one year later, Cranston residents say this is not a reality.

Mayor Joseph Polisena: "The wind turbines won't be near any residences"


Cranston residents outraged over Johnston wind turbine project

At the meeting, a Cranston administrator said the city was never officially notified about the project.

But a lawyer for the City argued that it is a Johnston issue and believes it’s next to impossible to win in court if legal action is taken.

“We’ve seen other cities and other states fight and they have won,” Petrone told NBC 10 News. “We want to be an example and show them they have to take our situation into consideration.”

City Council President Michael Farina said he wants to draft a resolution asking the attorney general’s office to review the steps taken in Johnston.

NBC 10 reached out to Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and a Green Development spokesperson for comment but requests were never returned................................


Boston Herald: Abundance of Caution Needed with Offshore Wind

While reducing the state’s carbon footprint is a noble goal, the heavily taxpayer-subsidized wind projects have yet to prove themselves reliable and effective in the marketplace and come with a host of unanswered questions about the costs and long-term environmental outcome.....................

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Wind turbines causing blowback from neighbors  

A group of seven wind turbines in Johnston was just turned on in January, yet they’re already causing some blowback from neighbors across the city line in Cranston.

“It’s a little unnerving that all of a sudden, 519-foot structures can end up right near your home, and no one knows anything,” said Renee Petrone, who lives in the Alpine Estates neighborhood of Cranston and can clearly see the turbines from her home.

“If it’s going to affect our families and our health, it’s our business to understand and know what to expect,” said Kerri Carreiro, another Cranston neighbor.

Petrone, Carreiro and other neighbors who spoke with the NBC 10 I-Team said they’re concerned about possible health impacts from the turbines, especially a group of symptoms known as Wind Turbine Syndrome. They point to turbines in Falmouth, which were turned off in 2017 after more than seven years of lawsuits from neighbors who complained of health problems.

“You hear these issues coming from one turbine. We’ve got seven, and ours are the biggest ones around,” said Jessica Simpson, who also lives in Alpine Estates.

But the company behind the project said there’s no reason for concern.

“That is an assumption that doesn’t bear out in facts,” said Bill Fischer, who is the spokesman for Green Development LLC, the company behind the Johnston wind farm. “[Wind Turbine Syndrome] has not been supported by the medical community. That has not been supported by the scientific community.”

Fischer point to a 2012 Massachusetts state study that found no conclusive link between physical or mental health symptoms and wind turbines.

Legally, Green Development didn’t have to notify Cranston neighbors, because the turbines are located on leased industrial land in Johnson. The company secured all local, state and federal approvals before constructing the wind farm, Fischer said.

“I would say they have no standing in this,” Fischer said of the neighbors’ concerns. “We’re not in Cranston’s backyard. We’re in Johnston.”

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Comment by Frank Haggerty on December 20, 2018 at 9:15pm

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."


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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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