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Wind turbine fight continues 

Credit:  Letter to the editor: Wind turbine fight continues | The News-Sentinel | June 18, 2015 | www.news-sentinel.com ~~

Good or bad? Industrial wind turbines are divisive and cause hatred among families, friends and neighbors. Is it worth it? I personally am not in favor of industrial wind turbines in Huntington County. Sincerely, George DeWeese, Warren.

These words recently appeared as a ‘letter to the editor’ in a local newspaper. They were written by a Warren businessman. As a member of the Huntington County Concerned Citizens, I believe sentiments are being expressed more each day by many people. Like DeWeese, they have been following the local wind turbine battle with our public officials. Those folks understand our difficult efforts.

The Huntington County Plan Commission and the County Commissioners have been provided massive amounts of documented data that prove industrial wind turbines are losing favor of local, state and several federal governments – and for good cause. These huge wind turbines are known creators of human and animal health problems; huge taxpayer subsidies; excessive killers of avian life ( i.e. eagles, birds, bats, etc.) and destruction of natural resources.

Officials, in the Virginia home county of Apex Clean Energy ban wind turbines for that last reason. The county is the center of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, which would be decimated if wind turbines were allowed.

For nearly 1 1/2 years, our group and others have worked hundreds of hours, at our personal expense, to carry on this vital work for all citizens. Local officials have rejected our efforts every step of the way. The most recent actions by the Plan Commission, on an 5-2 vote, sent an anti-people ordinance back to the commissioners for their considerations. If they follow their previous judgments, it will not be favorable for Huntington County.

Faced with improper decisions by local officials, our group found need for legal counsel. We have retained Steve Snyder, a long-time expert with wind turbines. We need financial help. If you care about your local relationships and want us to continue this fight please go to huntingtonCCC.org. This site provides excellent facts about wind turbines along with videos concerning actual people/families that have suffered physically and financially as result of turbines in their locale. PayPal is available. Thank you for your concerns and help.

Richard Winkelman


Source:  Letter to the editor: Wind turbine fight continues | The News-Sentinel | June 18, 2015 | www.news-sentinel.com

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