Letter to the Editor
On February 12, 2020 the Plymouth (MA) Board of Health voted unanimously to declare the industrial wind turbines near their town a Health Hazard. Residents of Plymouth and neighboring Bourne (MA) first spoke with the health board in November 2016, a few months after turbines begin turning. Board member Nancy Gantz stated, “it is a travesty, an absolute travesty.”
Plymouth now joins the Brown County (WI) Board of Health, (2014) and the World Health Organization, who came out with similar concerns in 2018. “The conclusion is that the wind industry has been given a regulatory path to profits with an unfathomable license to hurt in the form of sleep deprivation (and associated disease) for a very long time.”
The momentum of these injustices cannot be ignored forever, and I sense a ‘snowballing’ effect just beyond our view. Whether it can gain ground on the level necessary, before more and continued destruction keeps plowing through the countryside, remains to be seen.
In Schuyler County Missouri, a project of up to 194 turbines is in the works. The county commissioners each have a contract with the wind company. Yes, the citizens did bring charges. But it takes financial backing to support charges through the courts. Anyone can follow the challenges they face at https://nemowindinfo.wixsite.com/website. Their efforts are spearheaded by younger citizens whose insightful and thought provoking compositions bring to mind the verse: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) This when I think of the many who have yet to examine information other than what is brought to them by the wind company.