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Wind towers are not "farms"  

Credit:  www.oglecountynews.com 24 June 2011 ~~

Who is trying to kid who when using the word “farm” to describe the industrial wind developments that are popping up in our neighboring counties?

The monstrous wind towers have huge industrial turbines, make loud industrial noise, clutter our landscapes and infringe on people’s health and safety.

They are not farming and if they belong, it’s in open spaces where population is limited, wind is more constant, and land is zoned industrial.

Safety, health, noise, and visual disturbances are concerns related to the placement of industrial wind turbines too close to private homes.

We have learned that one-mile is the distance that protects residents from those problems.

We’ve seen the debris that was thrown by a malfunctioning turbine in DeKalb County.

We’ve seen the blade that was hanging from a lightening strike there too.

We’ve read about problems in other sites too.

We’re concerned about the noise and sound that is created by the huge turbines.

Reasonable and responsible regulations for industrial wind development in Ogle County have been drafted and are now in the hands of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Attend their meetings and let the Ogle County Board members know what you think.

Tom and Jody Zhe


Source:  www.oglecountynews.com 24 June 2011

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