Some statements were made by Monica Jensen in the Norwalk Reflector article last week which made it look like the Greenwich Neighbors United wind fight is over. Our fight is not over and I wanted to clarify some statements that were made.
Basically, Windlab is working at making it look like they are all ready to go so that they can sell the project for someone else to handle. The word in Columbus is that this project will be up for sale soon, if not already.
There are three major pieces that need to fall in place before construction could even begin:
1. Major electrical upgrades will need to be made to a substation in Willard. More land would need to be purchased for this upgrade and the upgrade would need to be completed.
2. Signatures of all 124 adjacent land owners need to be secured. There are many of these land owners that have said that they will never sign such an agreement.
3. Road agreements need to be made between the townships and Windlab.
Jensen made the statement that wind is the least costly power source, but in every community or country where wind energy prevails, they have some of the highest electric rates available. Wind is not cheap or efficient! Who would buy a car that is 30 percent efficient? In the same way, we should not buy wind turbines that are barely 30 percent efficient.
Jensen also said she was glad that the opposition was “heard.” Being refused two rehearings at the OPSB and being dismissed at the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio does not exactly look like the definition of being “heard.”
Ohio’s attorney general Mike Dewine recommended to the Supreme Court that our case be dismissed. He had previously stated that he would work to protect the safety of our area, but this recommendation shows that he is not keeping his promise to us.
Those are just some comments that I felt needed to be clarified. Thanks for reading.
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