The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is mandated by State law to "maintain, protect, and improve the health and well being of the people."
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) or any local boards of health have never examined any of the people who have filed thousands of written certified noise complaints from the wind turbines.
The spoliation of evidence is the intentional, reckless, or negligent withholding, hiding and altering of information.
It's clear the state and local boards of health have helped create a second class group of citizens for a commercial wind agenda. The state put the agenda ahead of the health and property rights of our citizens
In 2016 megawatt wind turbines were installed in Plymouth, MA to generate electricity on cranberry bogs, abutting a residential neighborhood in Bourne, MA. Soon after the turbines became operational people living nearby began to complain to the Town of Bourne. Noise and flicker from the turbines was impacting people like Karen Gibides and her family, her husband, disabled son. Karen says even their pet an eight year old golden retriever is acting abnormally now. The family were so let down by their options with the political process they decided to take legal action to ask for relief. In this half hour show hosts Falmouth resident David Moriarty and Bourne resident Michael Blanton discuss the issue with Karen Gibides, a Bourne resident, and Lance Lambros, Aide to Massachusetts State Senator Vinny deMacedo.
If your neighborhood is targeted for industrial scale wind turbine development, you owe it to yourself to watch this video. Shame on Falmouth and Massachusetts for allowing this to go on for over 2 years. Even now the DEP and DPH, much like the chairperson of this meeting, is trying to spin the problems with these turbines as unique. This is completely ridiculous as similar health effects are reported worldwide whenever these monstrosities are put too close to people.
facts. The only debate is what safety measures must be taken for mitigating this. ... and low-frequencynoise emissions from wind turbines located in Falmouth, Massachusetts
Ambrose - Wind turbine acoustic investigation - Infrasound and low-frequency noise - A case study 2012 An acoustical study was conducted to investigate the presence of infrasonic and low-frequency noise emissions from wind turbines located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA. During the study, the investigating acousticians experienced adverse health effects consistent with those reported by some Falmouth residents. The authors conclude that the rapid onset of adverse health effects during the study confirms that wind turbines can harm humans if placed too close to residents.
Because of widespread concerns about health and safety, many jurisdictions scattered around the United States and Canada have adopted larger setbacks in recent years.
Catarunk, Maine 7,920 ft.
Moscow, Maine 7,920 ft.
Haut-Saint-Laurent, Montérégie, Québéc 6,562 ft.
Fayette County, Pennsylvania 6,000 ft.
Carteret County, North Carolina 5,280 ft. from all abutting property lines
Frankfort, Maine 5,280 ft. from property line
Umatilla County, Oregon 5,280 ft. from “unincorporated community”
Mason County, Kentucky 5,280 ft. from property line
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin 5,280 ft. from inhabited structures
Hillsdale County, Michigan 5,280 ft. from residences
Sumner, Maine 5,280 ft. from property line
Newport, North Carolina 5,000 ft. from neighboring property lines
Ellis County, Kansas 4,921 ft. from rural residences
Rumford, Maine 4,000 ft. from property line
Clifton, Maine 4,000 ft. from occupied structures
San Diego, California 3,937 ft. from residences
Halifax, Nova Scotia 3,281 ft. from habitable building
Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT
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(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 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From 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?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From 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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/
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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."