[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Fairhaven board should accept advice on turbines  

Credit:  www.southcoasttoday.com 15 December 2011 ~~

The news of the Fairhaven Board of Health (“Board of Health rebuffs residents concerned about wind turbine” Dec. 8) serves as testimonial to the disconnect government has with the citizen.

If it did thorough research, the Board of Health would find amounts of science-based data supporting adverse health arguments concerning the health impact of wind turbines. To shed further light and widen the board’s perspective, may I suggest that these new and unfamiliar challenges may be too big for a volunteer board. Only look across the bay to the Falmouth Board of Health dilemma. They’ve sought state guidance. To date. Silence from the Department of Public Health.

To gain the best possible perception, if the best possible solution is the desire, all views, sounds and experiences require consideration. Perceptions that are limited or are not given the full spectrum of truth’s light leave little chance for meaningful success.

The most damning aspect of the Fairhaven Board of Health’s selective opinion is the airy declaration that implies no further study of the problem is needed. Do they know five bills are in front of the Massachusetts Legislature asking similar turbine health questions?

The Fairhaven board serves as an example as exploiting the void left by absent fact-finding. Their behavior undermines the potential for the best possible success. Real people, having real concerns with Fairhaven’s industrial-sized turbine plan, cannot be minimized.

Is the health and well-being of those neighbors so easily expendable? Will the potential victims and their concerns, likened to those in Falmouth until recently, fade into the background winds of apathy, ignorance and greed?

If not to serve and protect the public good, what use has become of the Fairhaven Board of Health?

Mark J. Cool

Falmouth

Source:  www.southcoasttoday.com 15 December 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter