Illinois farm bureau president tells Ohioans about BigWind nightmares

Are you a skeptic? Do you believe what the BigWind salespeople tell you about the machines? If so, you need to educate yourself with information on our site and links to others. Stories like his have occurred all over the globe and no amount of $ will make these problems go away for you and your family and your neighbors.  Looking at his story, we need to thank our representatives for the new Ohio setback from property lines (HB 483 1,250 feet)….

Phil Hartke predicts that in 10 years, the public will see advertisements from law firms offering representation for people to receive compensation for ill health effects from wind turbines.

The past president of the Illinois Farm Bureau in Effingham County spoke at the Rural Coonhunters Club in rural Greenwich to a group opposed to the construction of wind turbines in the area.

Hartke spoke to more than 100 people over two days at an event hosted by Greenwich Neighbors United.

The global wind energy development company Windlabs has applied to construct a windpark that would cover about 4,650 acres of privately leased land. It would include 25 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of up to 60 megawatts of electricity.

Final decision on the projects status rests with the Ohio Power Siting Board, a separate entity within the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

The boards next meeting is Aug. 25, and the matter may come up for a vote.

While Hartke wouldnt be affected by the project, he spoke about his and his familys own experience with wind turbines.

A 495-foot tall, 1.6 mW turbine sits 1,665 feet away from his home….

“You may think wind turbines are good but when you have 50 by your home…you can’t sleep in your own room and you try to sleep but you can’t because of the wind turbines (noise). I had to move into a mobile home because my mom, dad and brother plus me couldn’t sleep.”…

via Wind farms: Are they a good thing? | Norwalk Reflector.