[   ]   Radio, TV, wireless internet providers (Galesville Grain Elevator), and cell phone service are ALL interrupted due to turbines – another economic impact.
[   ]   The economics of Industrial Wind Turbines, highly subsidized, tax credits, trail of broken promises. Jobs? No, very few...   [  Learn more...  ]
[   ]   Emergency communications are no longer dependable which endangers the safety of the community.
[   ]   Farming  |  Converting agricultural and wildlife areas to the use of industrial wind turbines irreversibly destroys it. It is a debt of destruction. The construction of industrial wind turbines affects aquifers, water flow, tile lines, soil erosion, soil compaction, air pressure and current. In essence, it is destruction of the best soil in the world, the farmland that the generations before us were proud of and left for us to feed the world with.  Your land is worth working for, preserving, protecting and fighting for because it is what ensures that future generations eat and have choices in life.
Do NOT sign a Lease Agreement or a “Good Neighbor Agreement” with a wind energy company.
[   ]   Farming  |  Micro climate drying effect on crops is caused by the motion of blades.
[   ]   Farming  |  Potential for catastrophic crop dusting accidents. Dispersal of crop dusting chemicals would spread wildly (due to varying wind patterns produced by blade rotations) to surrounding areas and severely affect the crops being targeted.
[   ]   Farming  |  What kind of platform is a wind turbine set in? The steel tower is anchored in a platform of more than a thousand tons of concrete and steel rebar, 30 to 50 feet across and anywhere from 6 to 30 feet deep. Shafts are sometimes driven down farther to help anchor it. Mountain tops must be blasted to create a level area of at least 3 acres. The platform is critical to stabilizing the immense weight of the turbine assembly.  [  Learn more...  ]
[   ]   Farming  |  Turbines blamed for milk production drop. "Profound stress" caused by the vibrations from the turbines passing through the subsoil, may affect other animals as well and disrupt the local wildlife environment.  [  Learn more...  ]
[   ]   There are many health hazards associated with living near turbines as a result of audible noise, infrasound (inaudible noise and vibration) and flicker affect, broken flying blades, ice blade accumulation projectiles.
[   ]   Roads during wind turbine construction (120 turbines) are heavily damaged due to excessive weight and massive amounts of concrete, gravel and blade transportations. Residents and farmers will be highly inconvenienced during this construction phase. These out of state companies could care less about the local residents and farmers in the area.
[   ]   Blinking Red Lights, blade shadows disturb nearby residences...  [  Learn more...  ]
[   ]   Bird [ Bald & Golden Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls and other birds ] and bat chopping, and hostility between neighbors are consequences of turbines. Research has found that 600,000 bats could be killed by wind turbines every year in the United States. Bats are critical in balancing the insect population, including mosquitos. Wind turbines kill more than 573,000 birds each year in the United States, according to The Associated Press, including federally protected species like bald eagles and golden eagles [  Bald Eagle in Piatt County...  ]. Wind Turbines and the Insect Die-Off: Dead insects on wind turbine blades are as visible as dead insects on a car windshield, disrupting nature's balance. Scientists have reported the significant build-up of dead insects on wind turbine blades for three decades and in different regions around the world.  [  Learn more...  ]
[   ]   The net economic negatives include loss of farmland and farmers, 15 to 30% LOSS in property values, reduced tax base (loss of collectable county property taxes due to property value reductions), loss of home owners, loss of tourism and outdoor recreation.
[   ]   Because wind power is unstorable and unreliable, the utilities must cycle gas/coal fired generators at all times to back up the intermittent wind. More money wasted and as records in Europe show, greater use of fossil fuels than if the turbines were not in the picture.
[   ]   It takes 20 years to produce enough energy to equal the cost of the steel, concrete, and rare earth metals used to build each turbine, or “to break even”, said the president of Everpower Wind at a public hearing.
[   ]   Wind Turbines are highly inefficient on a MegaWatt per acreage basic compared to other reliable sources of energy. Example: A typical electricity generator occupies only 98 acres and is able to produce 435 MegaWatts of electricity using the newest, cleanest, gas turbines available. Compare that to 40,000 acres of Wind Turbines generating an unreliable and paltry 30.72 MegaWatts. It's a fact, traditional and reliable forms of energy produce 435 MegaWatts of clean, reliable, affordable, and dispatchable electricity.
[   ]   Everyone should watch this video! See the complete destruction of a Wind Turbine in Oklahoma! Considering the fact that Illinois and Piatt County is directly in the path of Tornado Alley, this catastrophic event could happen here, with the potential of taking human life and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property damage.
WATCH HERE >>>  Everyone should watch this video! See the complete destruction of a Wind Turbine in Oklahoma!
[   ]   The number of wildfires sparked by these things grows by the day. Contrary to their ‘super-safe’, ‘clean’, ‘green’ image, giant industrial wind turbines are the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining molten metal and over 1,000 litres of flaming gear oil and hydraulic fluid (see our post here) and burning plastic earthwards.
WATCH HERE >>>  Wind turbine fire at Butterwick Wind Farm, near Sedgefield in England  |  This is just one example of what is happening all over the world! Including the United States!
MORE BURNING WIND TURBINES >>>  More burning WIND TURBINES in Seneca County, Ohio