Savoy, Massachusetts Gets Wind Turbine Warning From Falmouth Victims

Savoy , Massachusetts 

Letter: A warning to Savoy before the turbine vote

Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:51 pm
To the editor:

The town of Savoy will soon be voting on whether to allow wind developer Minuteman Wind to increase the size of the five wind turbines planned for construction on West Hill. From we who have had direct experience attempting to live with wind turbines, please heed our warnings.

During turbine operation, the downswing motion of each turbine blade (each 190 feet long and weighing over 8 tons) creates a disturbing low-frequency pressure pulse that negatively affects several of the physiological systems within the human body. The incessant pounding creates headaches and unusual pressure sensations within the head and ears, including tinnitus, and increases blood pressure and heart rate. (At times, the pulses mimic the heartbeat.)

Sleep, during turbine operation, is impossible, which leads to chronic stress and anxiety. There is no escape from this pulsing low-frequency noise, which penetrates walls, windows, ear plugs and noise-masking machines. The never-ending noise is like torture. The only remedy is to leave, to distance oneself from the source.

For over seven years, we and our neighbors fought the town of Falmouth's failed experiment with wind energy through the health board, selectmen and zoning hearings, as well as expending hundreds of thousands of dollars for legal fees through several civil court cases. Seven years lost that we will not get back.

Residents of Savoy have the opportunity to save themselves from this same peril (most likely worse, with five much larger turbines), during the upcoming turbine hearing on Sept. 24. One hearing. One night.

Make the right decision.

Neil and Elizabeth Andersen,

Falmouth
Source : Berkshire Eagle

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Comment by Frank Haggerty on September 17, 2017 at 11:52am

Hawley Massachusetts should be looking at what is going on in Savoy , Massachusetts 

The Massachusetts Superior Court has shut down both Falmouth, Massachusetts wind turbines as they are a nuisance -- 

Falmouth ordered to shut down turbines - News - capecodtimes.com ...

Jun 20, 2017 - BARNSTABLE — A Barnstable Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered the town ofFalmouth to shut down two town-owned wind turbines. Judge Cornelius Moriarty issued his decision at about 4:30 p.m. in the case which pitted the town against its own Zoning Board of Appeals 
Comment by Frank Haggerty on September 17, 2017 at 11:49am

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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