In a shot across the bow of wind power promoters, the Brown County Wisconsin Board of Health has declared the Shirley Wind Farm a “human health hazard.”
The Board declared the wind turbines at the Shirley Wind Project in Glenmore, Wisconsin a human health hazard for all people exposed to infrasound (low frequency noise) and other emissions potentially harmful to human health.
The Board’s Oct. 13 decision was based on a year-long study documenting infrasound in homes within a six mile radius of the Shirley Wind turbines. The Board’s decision is the first of its kind in the nation and puts Duke Energy on the defensive, as it will be asked to convince the Board Shirley Wind is not causing health problems. If Duke fails, it may face a shutdown order.
Source of Power and Complaints
Located in Brown County, Wisconsin, Shirley Wind generates 20 megawatts of electricity, enough to power approximately 6,000 homes in the area for the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.
According to Steve...
Climate Change Weekly #144
Contrary to projections made by environmental journalist Seth Borenstein in a widely reprinted article, 2014 will not be the hottest year on record.
Based on average surface temperature data for January–September 2014, Borenstein said the year is on pace to be the warmest in the modern instrumental record. He’ll be proven wrong.
Dr. Roy Spencer points out thermometers can’t measure global averages – only satellites can. Satellites measure nearly every square mile of...
Sierra Club Facing Investigations
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Energy and Environment Legal Institute, a non-profit using litigation to correct onerous federal and state governmental actions that negatively impact energy and the environment, has requested multiple investigations into the Sierra Club. The filings have put the Sierra Club on the defensive.
Violating Election Laws?
In one action, EELI has requested the Federal Election Commission investigate the Sierra Club for potential...
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