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Reader Disputes Pro-EverPower Letter

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Published in the Urbana Daily Citizen, March 15, 2018...

A huge thank you to Bob and Barbara Behling for representing the truth!

This letter is in response to the March 10 letter in the Urbana Daily Citizen concerning the coal and wind industries. About 10 years ago we met with an EverPower representative and considered signing a turbine lease. We knew nothing about turbines at the time, but our subsequent research convinced us, without a doubt, that wind turbines did not belong close to homes. We realized that eastern Champaign County was too populated for these massive structures to be safely operated. After 10 years, we still believe that. The writer asks why there is a flurry of anti-wind activity in Champaign County at this time. It is because when EverPower filed a December 2017 amendment to the Champaign County project, maps with the proposed turbine locations were included. Admittedly, none of the turbines were in new locations. However, when resid…

Letter to the Editor: January 29, 2018

Posted on January 29, 2018 by
Resident says Rush Twp. trustees letting down their constituents

I am writing to voice my opinion on wind turbines coming into our community. I chose to live here with my husband in 2011 when we relocated from Massachusetts. We specifically wanted to be “far from the maddening crowd” of big city life. Rural Woodstock fit the bill. I only wish we had done more due diligence on the county before we committed as we did not realize the magnitude of the turbine projects slated to be constructed. My husband and I were appalled at the sneaky ways that Everpower used to get what they wanted from non-disclosure agreements, misrepresentation of facts, setbacks, and skewed data. Sadly, the once-friendly community has made enemies of longtime friends. Let’s not forget the few who spoke up in disagreement as abutters, only to be duped into signing a “Good Neighbor” agreement for a mere pittance. You cannot put a price on family, health, and commun…

Fighting Big Wind Continues: A New Opposition Group Forms in Champaign County!

Changes in the windBy Brenda Burns - Managing Editor - Urbana Daily Citizen
January 25, 2018
Champaign County commissioners, several local townships, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and a new citizens group have filed notices to intervene in the amended Buckeye Wind/Champaign Wind project, according to case filings listed on the Ohio Power Siting Board’s website. The deadline for petitions to intervene was Monday, Jan. 22. Named Champaign County Townships United, the new intervening citizens group formed shortly after learning that a previously-intervening group known as Union Neighbors United (UNU) had reached an agreement with EverPower in December. Neither side – EverPower nor UNU – has divulged the terms of the “confidential” agreement. READ MORE on the Urbana Daily Citizen website HERE:

Editorial in the Urbana Daily CItizen
Turbines imperiled by shifting political winds
After seven years of development, controversy and exhaustive legal examination, the two wind farms planned for Champaign County might soon be put on the scrap heap because of recent state legislation that discourages their construction.
It’s too soon to say for certain because the proposed projects continue to be affected by ambiguity on many fronts, but EverPower’s comments to the Columbus Dispatchon Sunday sounded like the beginning of the end of Buckeye Wind.
“It’s clear this development isn’t wanted here … and it gives us less confidence in where Ohio is moving forward,” Michael Speerschneider, EverPower’s chief permitting and public-policy officer, told the Dispatch. “We’ll take that message to heart.”
After Gov. John Kasich signed legislation on Friday that stops increases in requirements for the use of renewable energy, such…

County, three townships ask for wind amendment rehearing

From the Urbana Daily Citizen, March 21st, 2014
By Nick Walton

Four Champaign County political subdivisions applied to the Ohio Power Siting Board Thursday asking the board to rehear and reconsider an amendment to the first phase of the Buckeye Wind Farm project.

The four entities seeking a rehearing are the Champaign County Commission and townships of Goshen, Union and Urbana.

In their application for rehearing, the entities express concern about the board’s failure to set forth adequate protection for the county’s infrastructure and other interests related to the project’s development.

Last month the board approved the amendment filed by project applicant EverPower last March.

The amendment to the first phase of the turbine project proposed to adjust the project’s construction staging areas, move one staging area 1.3 miles west, shift the project substation by 1,000 feet, add a new access road, modify four previously approved access roads and move the e…

Living Near Wind Turbines Causes Adverse Health Effects


ENERGY: - A Lambton citizens group is hopeful that recent scientific literature that documents health impacts from wind turbines will provide ammunition in its battle against a planned wind farm.
The review of existing research literature was published in the winter edition of the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine and concludes turbines placed too close to homes "can negatively affect the physical, mental and social well-being of people."
The group We're Against Industrial Turbines Plympton-Wyoming (WAIT-PW) is now touting the results in its efforts to lobby against Suncor Energy's plan to build up to 46 industrial wind turbines in rural Lambton County.
The review also states there is sufficient evidence to support the conclusion that noise from industrial wind turbines "is a potential cause of health effects."
Ontario requires wind turb…