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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


May 12, 2018 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm neighbor: What you should consider

As a Tipton County property owner, I did extensive research on the effects of having Industrial Wind Turbines. Our county was the first to attempt to have the turbines located close to residential homes and communities. I read online that Cass County is interested in having a wind farm. I would like to share my research regarding this situation. I first thought these things were green, clean and would be great for the environment. I found out that I was . . . Complete story »


May 12, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Judge denies motion to dismiss wind lawsuit

A Cass County judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the county’s wind energy ordinance. John L. Baker and Mike Gingrich, both northern Cass County agricultural landowners, filed the lawsuit against the Cass County commissioners in Cass Circuit Court in January. Cass County’s wind energy conversion systems ordinance requires commercial wind turbines to be at least 1,000 feet from residences. Baker and Gingrich argue the rule prevents landowners from building residences on their properties if they are . . . Complete story »


May 10, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Tarantino defeats Baker

Winds of change could be felt across Henry County Tuesday – but they were generated by the ballot box, not towering turbines. Ed Tarantino defeated incumbent Northern District Commissioner Butch Baker in the primary election by 17 percentage points, an outcome many believed represented a loud and clear statement from residents concerned about talk of wind farms in Henry County. “No doubt,” Tarantino said as he accepted congratulatory hugs and handshakes after the results were announced. “No doubt about it, . . . Complete story »


May 10, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Would a Cass County wind farm violate landowners’ rights?

A judge will decide whether to throw out a lawsuit regarding a proposed Cass County wind farm this week. Two landowners claim a county wind ordinance would violate their property rights. Most local governments have what’s called a “setback distance.” It’s how far a wind turbine has to be from certain things like property lines and roads. In Cass County, it’s about the same distance as the height of the turbine. But the county has an added requirement – no homes . . . Complete story »


May 9, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Challenger beats incumbent in GOP council primary; Redweik defeats Rains by 372 votes

In a race whose candidates were divided over a proposed wind turbine project, the challenger for a Cass County Council seat defeated the incumbent in Tuesday’s Republican primary. David Redweik’s 1,142 votes topped Phil Rains’ 770 in the GOP contest for Cass County Council District 1. Redweik said he was a little apprehensive throughout the evening but excited after the final tally came in. “I think my wife was a little more excited than I was,” he said with a . . . Complete story »


May 9, 2018 • Indiana, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Fulton County landowner gives warnings on wind turbines

I am a Fulton County landowner who had the opportunity to sign a lease for wind turbines and said, “No.” Quietly, at first, but with more conviction as time went on. Ultimately, it is up to your community and county officials to decide whether or not to host industrial wind turbines. No one can make that choice for you, but I want to share with you some of our experiences over the past 12 months with the same wind company . . . Complete story »


May 8, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Judge mulls motion to dismiss wind lawsuit; Indiana Attorney General sides with Cass County

A Cass County judge says he’ll decide by the end of the week whether to grant a request to dismiss a lawsuit over the county’s wind energy ordinance. John L. Baker and Mike Gingrich, both northern Cass County agricultural landowners, filed the lawsuit against the Cass County commissioners in Cass Circuit Court in January. Cass County’s wind energy conversion systems ordinance requires commercial wind turbines to be at least 1,000 feet from residences. Baker and Gingrich argue the rule prevents . . . Complete story »


May 8, 2018 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Are we still committed to ‘things good?’

It is with great frustration and disappointment that I sit back at my computer and draft this column. I previously sent the Cass County Commissioners a letter urging them to consider changing the current Cass County Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) Ordinance. I had prepared to take time off work to attend the May 1, 2018 meeting in hopes of being given the opportunity to share for two minutes during the public comments portion of the meeting. However, that meeting . . . Complete story »


May 6, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Scout Clean Energy outlines plan for 52-turbine wind farm in Jay Co.

It’s safe to say few minds were changed. Scout Clean Energy hosted an open house Tuesday at the Jay Community Center to outline its plans for a 52-turbine wind farm in Jefferson and Richland townships. And opponents of the wind farm – roughly 50 percent of the 100 or so people on hand – were there to make their voices heard. “We just want to make our presence known, that we’re not giving up,” said Jeff Birsfield, one of the leaders of . . . Complete story »


May 5, 2018 • Indiana, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines would ruin planned move to Cass Co.

My husband and I are not residents of Cass County but do own a home and property in Bethlehem Township. My husband loves this area – his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were all raised here. So in 2014, after my husband’s mother passed, we decided to purchase his family’s home from his siblings. As it was quite dated, we invested our time and a great deal of money remodeling. We are now retired and had planned to move to Cass County. . . . Complete story »


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