Greenwich, Ohio ‘We are awake now’

Again, we ask, what is the purpose of the Ohio Power Siting Board, if they act as a Say Yes to Big Wind board?  Start asking your legislators about this…

The fight is not over.

Residents know they have a battle on their hands, but they havent given up in their opposition to a windpark in their community. On Monday, the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the Greenwich Windpark, LLC.

Kevin Ledet, of rural Greenwich, spoke at Tuesdays Huron County Commissioners meeting and said now that the windfarm is approved, its important the commissioners do not approve an alternative energy zone or any other type of tax abatement for the windfarm so, at least, the county can reap the full benefit of the project.

“Im really proud of the people of Greenwich for stepping up,” Ledet said, referring to the recent stand many residents took against the project.

“But, we as a community dropped the ball,” he added. “I did, as an individual.”

Ledet said the windfarm was a “done deal” long before Mondays hearing.

“There were seven or eight cases and in 12 minutes, they were all approved,” he said, referring to an Ohio Power Siting Boards recent meeting during which they approved the Greenwich project….

Oney said State Sen. Bill Seitz (R, District 8), State Sen. Michael J. Skindell (D, District 23), State Sen. Gayle Manning (R, District 13, Sen. Manning and State Rep. Terry Boose (R, Norwalk Township) have stepped up to support the residents of Greenwich.

All of these people wrote the Ohio Power Siting Board on our behalf. They ignored all of our requests. They ignored all of the citizens who will be impacted. They just rubber-stamped every application….

via Greenwich residents unite: We are awake now | Norwalk Reflector.