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

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Concerned landowners address Winnebago board on proposed wind farm  

Credit:  KIOW | kiow.com ~~

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors heard from a large group of farmers and landowners who have been approached about the possibility of wind turbines on their property in the Lake Mills and Buffalo Center area. While the group was not totally opposed to the idea, they did have some concerns. Joe Larson, a concerned landowner and crop duster, addressed the board and those who were attending the meeting on some of the concerns about the windmills:

The board learned that there are some companies who will contract with farmers and landowners with the intention to construct and operate the wind turbines for up to 37 years on their land. In many cases, according to Larson, the farmer is virtually powerless after signing the lease.:

Another spokesperson for the group, Kevin Dearing addressed issues having to do with the noise and farm tile problems occurring from the construction of the windmills in farmland.

The group wanted the board to pass a measure called the Good Neighbor Policy. It is similar to a policy adopted by the Palo Alto Board of Supervisors over hog farms.

The board will consider the idea for a future resolution.

Source:  KIOW | kiow.com

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


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.