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Community to discuss wind turbine impacts

EAST COUNTY – How industrial wind turbines affect public health and property values is the topic of a discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Boulevard Fire and Rescue Department.

The community meeting – co-hosted by the Boulevard Planning Group, Backcountry Against Dumps, the Protect Our Communities Foundation, the East County Community Action Coalition and the Rural Economic Action League – comes as the groups prepare for hundreds of new wind turbines.

Panelists include: Donna Tisdale, of the planning and backcountry groups; Bill Powers, an engineer with experience in energy generation, environmental engineering, air emissions control, regional energy planning and distributed renewable energy generation and Carmen Krogh, a retired pharmacist in touch with many people who report symptoms from industrial wind turbines sited near their homes.

Michael McCann, a certified appraiser with experience in real estate zoning evaluations, property value impact studies, analysis of utility scale wind turbine generating facilities and gas-fired electric generating plants and evaluations of eminent domain real estate acquisitions for property owners and condemning authorities, also is scheduled to attend.

The discussion will take place at 33919 Ribbonwood Road, south of the Boulevard exit from Interstate 8. For more information, call: (619) 766-4718.