The Fairfield Concerned Citizens recently kicked off a fund-raising campaign for a legal battle against the proposed wind in the town of Fairfield.
The group was formed to bring public attention to the problems that can result if the proposed industrial wind turbine facility is built and to bring legal proceedings to stop its construction, if necessary. The goal of the group is to educate the public about the real effects of wind turbines.
Director of the concerned citizens group, Andy McEvoy, said that so far the campaign has been done through the Internet and mailings to various people and organizations.
“The response has been overwhelming, donations are coming in all the time,” said McEvoy.
At this point, there are no plans to hold any formal event, but McEvoy said that in the future there is a possibility one may be held.
McEvoy said the legal battle will be costly and will take a lot of money to complete.
The group recently sent an informational packet to all Fairfield residents and landowners in the town.
He said people from all over the country own land in Fairfield and many of them haven’t been notified of the plans by Atlantic Wind LLC to build 61 wind turbines, 45 in Fairfield and 16 in the town of Norway.
“We have found there are two people who are against it for everyone one who is for it,” said McEvoy.
When the project was first announced, McEvoy supported it and which he said he did so for a long time.
Then, through many hours spent researching all aspects of wind farms, he changed his mind.
“I started to see through the smoke and haze and saw that they were wrong,” said McEvoy.
Donations to the group can be made to Fairfield Concerned Citizens Inc., P.O. Box 1013, Little Falls 13365. The group can be contacted at 823-4773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Eric Monnat
Telegram Staff Writer
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