AWEA and BigWind spent $$$ on lobbyists to persuade Ohio senators and representatives to approve a setback amendment in the budget bill. This morning, the house said NO and removed the amendment. Hallelujah! Thank you to those who contacted the legislature to help us protect our homes and property. This amendment would have SIGNIFICANTLY shortened the … Continue reading Ohio legislature tells BigWind to TAKE A HIKE
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The Dayton and Springfield papers report on HB 190 to give County Commissioners the opportunity to reduce the setbacks currently provided in the law. UNU notes that only the opportunity to reduce – not lengthen – setbacks is proposed. If current setbacks are the MINIMUM, we can only conclude that to reduce them would put … Continue reading Ohio BigWind doesn’t have ‘their ducks in a row’
Yesterday, the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee met to hear proponent testimony on a new version of a bill that would give County Commissioners the authority to reduce statutory setbacks for a “wind farm”. The minimum setback “shall be both” 1.1 times the total height of the turbine (including to tip of blade) to the … Continue reading Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?
This story is becoming all too familiar. BigWind builds turbines, people can't sleep and their homes are devalued. It is occurring all over the globe. And, what were their setbacks established 'from'? Dwellings, not the property lines. What does their county commissioner describe this as? "It's a taking of their property." Sound familiar, Ohio? House … Continue reading BigWind causing ‘turbulence’ amongst Michigan residents
A Kentucky county moves toward a 1 MILE setback for wind turbines from PROPERTY LINES. Once again, it makes our new Ohio setback of approximately 1250 feet look mighty small. Kentucky has awoken to the realities of living near these industrial sites and we thank our legislators for trying to protect our citizens with passage … Continue reading Kentucky moving BigWind 1 MILE from Property Lines
Congratulations to our neighbors to the West! On June 10th, we blogged about their situation. Residents in Howard County were begging the neighboring town to incorporate their area, in order to avoid BigWind development. Property devaluations and noise disturbances have occurred in the operational wind site. People are beginning to wake up…. After months of … Continue reading Victory against BigWind in Kokomo, Indiana
Does BigWind really care about YOUR safety? What about the safety of the farmer or kids on snowmobiles? Last month, Ohio infuriated wind proponents by passing Senate bill 310, a bill that delays the states renewable electricity standard for two years and eliminates the requirement that half of the renewables mandate be met with in-state … Continue reading BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer