The Doctor is “In” – that is, the Spin Doctors of industrial wind. This past week the Spin Doctors were busy in their emergency rooms using the tools of their profession: truthiness (half truths) , proofiness, cherry-picking, fear mongering, false choices, weasel words and euphemism to save their hides. “Spin (which is actually propaganda from … Continue reading The ‘Spin Doctors’ of BigWind are in Ohio….
"Little pig, little Pig, let me come in." "No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin." "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.” In this case, the Big bad wolf of industrial wind is determined to blow Ohio’s economy to pieces with the help of the … Continue reading Big Bad Wolf (BigWind) is trying to blow up Ohio’s economy!
This past week the Ohio Power Siting Board released its industrial wind facility “Draft Rules” for comment. The OPSB release states: The public is invited to submit comments on these rules. In an entry dated September 22, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) issued proposed rules applicable to wind‑powered electric generation facilities in amended … Continue reading OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us
Speaking up and speaking out are important - we are reminded of the phrase “you create your own future.” At the risk of seeming over confident, we think those who are speaking out in Ohio and in Indiana are truly creating a better future for themselves and their communities. First things first. One Van … Continue reading BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)
The Ohio Supreme Court opinion is still being digested – many people think it ranks among the worst decisions ever made and that it reeks of politics. The majority’s justifications for its decision would be laughable if they were not so injurious to not only Champaign County but to other communities who follow. UNU argued … Continue reading Corruption and Politics at the Ohio Supreme Court
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’
In Champaign County, the Urbana Daily Citizen reports that the County and Township governments did not file requests for rehearing of the OPSB’s decision to grant Everpower’s certificate extension. Presumably, these governments have their hands full with their two other active lawsuits. Additionally, below this discussion is an enticing offer from Everpower for some of … Continue reading Everpower has their hands full with Ohio lawsuits
This week several filings have been made with the Ohio Power Siting Board. Union Neighbors United has requested a rehearing on the OPSB’s approval of Everpower’s motion to extend the certificate expiration date in Phase I of Buckeye Wind. Ohio law requires that extensions be granted only after applications to amend a certificate are investigated, subjected to … Continue reading BigWind creates ‘Chaos’ at the Ohio Power Siting Board
Please read the next blog posting...The Ohio Power Siting Board approved amendments to the Buckeye I project as expected. But as Logan County’s Tom Stacy says; ““From my perspective it’s not what you get, it’s what you gave away.” The PILOT is about 20% to 25% of what would be paid without the PILOT. As … Continue reading Buckeye Wind pauses to enjoy spring?