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Inefficient energy options take toll on nearby neighbors  

Credit:  Observer Today | May 15, 2016 | www.observertoday.com ~~

Wind farms may be coming to your town. Research!

There is great information on the internet regarding the real impact on host communities, that you certainly won’t be told by the industry. Fortunately there is a worldwide battle cry and grassroots movement to stop placing these monsters in residential communities.

You’ll find town after town that in ignorance and good faith opened up their arms in welcome to the wind farms. They have warnings that should be heeded.

By nature, wind turbines are inefficient, with only about 10 pecent effective operating capacity, demand constant backup by fossil fuel, are expected to only decrease carbon dioxide emissions by a paltry 2 percent by 2020 and are expensive.

Maybe in years to come, new designs can improve these issues. That’s the positive.

The true cost is the desecration of our beautiful landscapes for generations to come but most importantly, the many health problems due to constant noise, infrasound, shadow flicker, and vibration (think torture). Finding the nausea, vertigo, sleeplessness, migraines, tinnitus etc. from the turbines impossible to live with, people have been forced to just abandon their homes, of course no one will buy them.

The sad irony is, that in our well intentioned attempt to save the environment and be “politically correct,” we are injuring our most important natural resource human beings. Also neighbors turn against neighbor for allowing turbines on their nearby property.

The town lives in discord and is divided. A YouTube video, “Voices of Vinalhaven, Maine: Wind Turbine Noise” is a heartbreaking reality of a town that wishes it had done its homework and not been duped by the wind farm industry sales pitch. It is a warning for every town. Just say “no” to this insanity of placing windmills within residential communities.

Joni Riggle is a Sinclairville resident.

Source:  Observer Today | May 15, 2016 | www.observertoday.com

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