Personal Experiences of Industrial Wind Turbines

In the Shadow of Wind Farms
Gatehouse Media
Reporters interviewed more than 70 families living near three dozen current or proposed wind farms. They also spoke to 10 state and local lawmakers, read hundreds of pages of public-service-commission records about wind projects, reviewed court filings in seven wind-related lawsuits and inspected lease agreements from at least eight wind farms.
GateHouse Media also identified through public documents and media reports an additional 400 families living near industrial wind turbines that have publicly complained about shadow flicker, noise, health problems and/or misleading statements by wind companies in an effort to solicit land agreements.

January 19, 2019
State’s First Article 10 Wind Project Seeks More Changes
The Observer
Mary Heyl

December 15, 2018
Officials Hear Complaints About Sound, Flickering
The Observer
J.M. Lesinski

May 10, 2017
The Continuing Saga of Wind Turbine Noise
Caledonian Record
Mark Whitworth

April 27, 2017
The Winds of Woe
Vermont Business Magazine
Annette Smith

March 12, 2017
Psychologist Claims Wind Industry Dangerous to Human Health
The Blaze
Justin Haskins

Richard Hellert
Ontario Shores Realty, Yates, NY
“I have listed and sold property in the Towns of Yates and Somerset for more than thirty years.  In 2016, I started a new real estate company in the Town of Yates, Ontario Shores Realty, which focuses on home sales along the south shore of Lake Ontario. Clients are expressing concern about the potential industrial wind project some have made the decision to wait until it is certain that the project will not be approved. Numerous studies point to a decrease in property values where wind factories exist.  I am strongly opposed to the siting of Lighthouse Wind in Yates and Somerset.

Testimony from Arkwright

Site of Recently Built NY Wind Project

The Arkwright Summit Wind Project became operational in September 2018. This project was approved by the Arkwright Town Board (not the NY State Article 10 application process). Residents, including those who did not initially oppose the project are complaining about noise, infrasound, shadow flicker and flashing lights. Their testimony is powerful incentive for citizens to stay involved in the local and State siting process.

September 10, 2018
Arkwright Town Board Meeting soon after EDP Arkwright Summit 37 industrial wind turbines are made operational.
Numerous residents speak

September 27, 2018
Chautauqua County Legislature
Second privilege of the floor

December 20, 2017
Chautauqua County Legislature, Mayville, NY
Jake Szumigala
Second privilege of the floor


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