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TODAY is the Deadline! Pass it On!

HCP Comment: Put your message in your own words.  Are you a gardener? Ride a horse? Play golf?  We enjoy the outdoors and the contributions made by bats to the environment which, in turn, makes Champaign County an enjoyable place to be outdoors.  The 1,000+ families that live inside the project footprint enjoy the outdoors. There are two 18-hole golf courses inside the footprint.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service needs to understand that this is not some remote, unpopulated area.  Our only alternative to the loss of bats will be to use insecticides and pesticides. These have costs - both financial and environmental - for our families, our children, our pets, livestock and crops.  Everpower proposes to employ one of the least restrictive strategies to protect bats because they feel the cost to employ more protective alternatives is too much - it might reduce their profits.  So what?  The message is simple: the Everpower Preferred Alternative poses an unacceptable risk to …

Deadline is September 27th! Will you help?

Champaign County Wind received an email about an upcoming deadline and we are asking you, as our friends and neighbors, to consider submitting a comment on Everpower's plan to mitigate the environmental impacts of installing their turbines. The fact is that, with reduced bat populations, pests and insects will increase and it is estimated that Champaign County Farmers will have to spend an additional $12 million per year on pesticides. This money will devastate any potential income that farmers will gain from hosting a turbine on their land. Not to mention the increased health concerns as the environmental difficulties of increased pesticide use become more and more apparent.
The following information is from the email we received -- please feel free to spread the word:
"The deadline to comment on Everpower's Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan is this week on Thursday, September 27th. Attached is Everpower's proposed Action Plan to mitigate …

Are Wind Farms Helping or Killing Us?

From the UK's Daily Mail
By James Delingpole
A wind turbine in Bedfordshire; while some people have welcomed the wind farms, others say they have a detrimental effect on their health
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"It was Uplawmoor’s tranquility and wild beauty that drew civil servant Aileen Jackson to settle there 28 years ago.

She’d had enough of life in the big city. Now she wanted somewhere quiet and rural to start a family, keep her horses, and enjoy the magnificent views down the valley and out to sea to the western Scottish isles of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
Then, two years ago, she says, it all turned sour.

A neighbour with whom she and her family had been friends decided to take advantage of the massive public subsidies for ‘renewable’ energy.
He put up a 64ft-high wind turbine which, though …