Tag: property line

Ohio legislature tells BigWind to TAKE A HIKE

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

Ohio BigWind doesn’t have ‘their ducks in a row’

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’

Will BigWind move closer to its Ohio neighbors?

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?

BigWind causing ‘turbulence’ amongst Michigan residents

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

Kentucky moving BigWind 1 MILE from Property Lines

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

Victory against BigWind in Kokomo, Indiana

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

BigWind Setbacks: Safety First unless youre a wind developer

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

PlanB for BigWind in Ohio? Convince our Governor to veto setback law

A quick follow up to the good news of Ohio SB 310, we wanted to share Everpower’s communication concerning House Bill 483 to extend the property line setbacks. Everpower is encouraging leaseholders to contact the Governor to line item veto the setback. Below are excerpts from a copy of their suggested talking points. We have … Continue reading PlanB for BigWind in Ohio? Convince our Governor to veto setback law

Citizens applaud Ohio Senate for increased BigWind setbacks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 22, 2014 Contact: Kevon Martis, Executive Director Interstate Concerned Citizens Coalition (517) 403-2438 Citizens Hail Action by Ohio Senate to Correct Predatory Wind Turbine Setback Law Measure Sustains Wind Project Possibilities Citizens of northern and western Ohio applauded action by the Ohio Senate to help protect property rights and values … Continue reading Citizens applaud Ohio Senate for increased BigWind setbacks

Will BigWind in Ohio be granted an 80% TAX REDUCTION??

Logan County Commissioners will be asked to grant something to wind energy developer EverPower that residents can only dream of: a property tax reduction of 80 percent. This would come in the form of a payment in lieu of taxes or PILOT. Recently, the Logan County Commissioners stated: “Even if we do receive an application … Continue reading Will BigWind in Ohio be granted an 80% TAX REDUCTION??