[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Health board won’t get into wind farm controversy 

Credit:  Tom Jackson, Staff Reporter | Sandusky Register | February 27, 2019 | www.sanduskyregister.com ~~

SANDUSKY – Erie County’s health board decided, at least for now, to stay out of the controversy over a proposed wind farm in Erie County.

Apex Clean Energy proposed to build a wind farm with 71 wind turbines in Erie and Ottawa counties. The Erie County portion would be in Groton and Oxford townships. The final decision on a permit rests with the Ohio Power Siting Board.

Erie County’s health commissioner, Pete Schade, asked the board at its regular Tuesday night meeting, hosted at the health department campus, whether it was interested in weighing in.

Schade mentioned that there are possible quality of life issues involved, including the shadows and flickering generated by the wind turbine blades, as well as the sound of the devices. There’s also concern about whether turbines could affect water quality in the karst limestone area where they would be sited, Schade said.

“Should we be talking about this?” he asked.

Dr. Dina Bauer, a member of the health board, said that without concrete evidence that wind turbines cause health problems, it would be best for the board to stay out of the discussion.

“This issue extends beyond our agency,” she said.

Other board members offered similar comments.

Linda Miller-Moore, the president of the board, said that while there are questions about wind turbines, the issue appears to go beyond what the health board deals with.

Charles Murray, a Sandusky attorney who is a new member of the health board and was attending his first meeting Tuesday, asked about the board’s jurisdiction over similar issues.

The board members told Murray that when there were complaints about the smell from a local composting operation, the health department worked to fix the problem and help the local business resolve the issue.

In general, the board deals with proven health issues, said Dr. Richard Keller, another board member.

Source:  Tom Jackson, Staff Reporter | Sandusky Register | February 27, 2019 | www.sanduskyregister.com

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

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


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky