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A Horror Story: Wind Power in rural New York
Mary Kay Barton has been writing and speaking about the wind industry fraud since 2004. Albert Vliestra was passively in favor of wind turbines coming to Warsaw County, then he became ill — with protracted ailments — when they were installed in the area. After a long fight against the turbines, Cathi Orr lost. She sold her 100 acre farm at a substantial loss, and fled. Albert Vliestra too sold his dream home at a major loss. The living room where this interview takes place is that of Linda and Paul Makson. They are surrounded by 16 giant wind turbines that creak and groan and whistle and whoosh all the time, but the infrasound is worse. And worse yet, New York taxpayers are paying for it, as per Governor Cuomo’s fraudulent “green energy” program.
No Thank You Apex and Lighthouse Wind
This video is about APEX GO HOME, RESTORE HOME RULE. Picture this landscape littered with 60-70 600+ foot tall industrial wind turbines. The majority of the citizens in these two towns (Lyndonville/Yates and Somerset/Barker NY) do not want these industrial machines.
They’re Not Green
For a period extending over thirty years, the wind power industry, its lobbyists and a host of U.S. politicians have promoted “wind power” as “clean and green.” The color of green does loom large in this cozy arrangement, but it is the color of $$$$$, not clean air.
ABC Ballarat radio interview with Lyndsey Ward
Lyndsey Ward introduces her book, Tiny the Turbine, with cartoons by Josh, written to counter the wind industry’s propaganda directed to children.
Wind turbines… what they’re doing to people’s health, and now it’s official
Good video footage of Waterloo and strong statements by the presenters plus some footage of acoustics expert Steven Cooper.
Take a Tour of Somerset
Google Earth simulation depicting potential impact to viewscape from seventy 620 ft. wind turbines placed along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in the towns of Somerset and Yates. Gov. Cuomo stop the insanity!
“For over 3 years we have been suffering from sleep deprivation and abusive behavior by Georgia Mountain Wind owners and personnel, pretty much alone in our fight to regain our right to live a peaceful existence (except for Annette Smith and VCE staff). Now, hundreds of Vermonters have our back, and together we are determined to prevent other neighbors from this abuse!!!!” – Melodie Fuller-McLane
Two Michigan residents share their experiences living inside utility scale wind plants. One is a long time supporter of wind energy and another is a man who has leased his ground to wind developers. Both now have profound regret.
Down Wind is the explosive documentary that examines Ontario’s controversial rush into industrial wind farm development. Produced by Surge Media, Down Wind exposes how this Canadian provinces’ green energy dream turned into a nightmare for rural residents forced to live among the towering 50 storey turbines.
A growing anti-wind movement says giant turbines have gone up without sufficient research into health impacts. In the rush to embrace wind power, have the people who live among the wind farms been forgotten?
For a couple months now, most of the windmills on the old Bethlehem Steel property haven’t been turning at all. Norman Polanski, Lackawanna Mayor, “They’re not turning plain and simple that’s what everybody keeps callling me about, the windmills aren’t turning.” … A Clipper Vice President tells me the plan now is for a crane to arrive next week to take all of the gear boxes down send them back to the factory in Iowa, and then replace them one by one throughout the winter. The towers will still stand but the blades will have to come off of all eight wind mills. It could be March or April before the job is finished.
Delivery and assembly of a wind turbine
A compact version of the film showing the the delivery and erection of a wind turbine tower and blades at Haswell Moor
Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker and Noise, Byron Wisconsin
This video shows what happens when wind turbines are irresponsibly sited. The nation is slowly waking up to the downside of wind energy. Developers lie to residents about the impacts these machines will have on the landowners and neighbor’s lives. They take advantage of those of us who want to do the right thing for our environment by telling us there will be no problem with noise, no problem with shadows, and no problem with putting turbines in bird migration flyways. The truth will out, eventually. For the residents in the town of Byron, Fond du Lac county, the truth is what they live with every single day. There is a place for wind energy. It’s just not beside a person’s home.
With California’s ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California’s largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.
Videos from National Wind Watch
Presenting the facts about industrial wind power. These videos are available here by courtesy of their creators and the individuals who converted them for on-line viewing. See each individual page for information.