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Giving Citizens a Voice in the Industrial Wind Arena / Coalition for Sensible Siting

Coalition for Sensible Sitng brings you latest news on the wind watchWind Divisive Within the Environmental Community

National Audubon magazine provides great insight into the routine practices of industrial wind. The AWA Goodhue/ Next Era project is included in this Hall of Shame story. Click here to read more


Coalition for Sensible Sitng brings you latest news on the wind watchVeterans Affairs Wind Turbine Stands Dormant

A $2.3 million federal stimulus project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud is giving green energy initiatives a bad name. The 600-kilowatt wind stands frozen in time, essentially inoperable for the past 1 1/2 years. No one is working to fix it, though many attempts were made to repair the turbine, once billed as a model green energy project.” Click here to read more


Coalition for Sensible Sitng brings you latest news on the wind watchClimate Change Believers Turn to Lenten Carbon Fast

"I feel as if they’re making a mockery of Christ’s sacrifice and the crucifix. This is not a part of Christianity ... we’re replacing Christ with wind turbines and solar panels.” Click here to read more


Coalition for Sensible Sitng brings you latest news on the wind watchMaryland wind project faces opposition

A company with close ties to the Obama administration, Pioneer Green Energy, is proposing an industrial wind project on Maryland's eastern shore, directly across the Chesapeake Bay from Washington D.C.. The "Grand Bay" wind project would threaten national security by interferring with the Paxutent Naval Air Station's ADAMS radar system. The Somerset project is also seeking the nation's first 30-year bald eagle take (kill) permit. Click here to read more

Ico Trophy A Voice For Concerned Citizens

Efforts have been supported by individual citizens contributing their time, talent and money and by a few educated legislators acting in the public interest. In addition to raising technical and economic concerns, citizens around the world have shared their experiences of wind turbine impacts including: unique unregulated industrial noise, loss of property value, induced voltage, wildlife impact (protected eagles), and shadow flicker. In Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest, foreign-owned wind companies control ever-increasing prime agricultural production acreage on 50-year leases. The wind companies have your tax dollars, legal mandates written by their attorneys and lobbyists, government agencies, huge multi-national corporations and well-funded “non-profit wind promotion organizations” disguised as environmental organizations.  Their goal is to get more of your tax and electrical rate money. Relentless participation by local citizens is bringing effective change.  Help us change the future of industrial wind.

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Ico TrophyCoalition for Sensible Siting (CSS)

CSS recognizes the scientific, economic, and safety short falls of industrial wind. Turbines are, none-the-less, being installed and the Coalition for Sensible Siting advocates that citizens’ broad concerns, based upon science, economics and experience should hold sway over politicalagendas driven by financial gain when siting turbines. Citizens, who pay both the tax and electrical rate bill for renewable energy, should have a significant voice in the formation of national and state energy policy.

Your donations will help CSS work with elected officials, government appointees, and the individual farmers, landowners and parties affected by the reckless and uncontrolled siting of these projects.

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Black Swamp Bird Observatory is seeking citizens help in stopping the installation of industrial wind trubines in critical bird habitat. Many renewable energy supporters are stunned to learn that turbine installations do not require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These turbines are being built in the primary migratory pathway in eastern North America. http://www.bsbobird.org/

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Wind Energy and Industrial Turbines

Industrial wind promises electricity produced from wind will lower CO2 emissions, free the country from foreign oil, lower electrical rates, and have an overall positive environmental and human health effect. None of the wind promises have proven true anywhere on the planet. Delivery on these promises is a technical and scientific impossibility. Concise details can be found in a document by Ir. J.A.Halkema. An engineer from the Netherlands, he explains what makes the electric power of a wind turbine extremely variable and unpredictable, and therefore unreliable. Further, in this video presentation, Dr. David Schnare explains why wind energy on the electrical grid creates more pollution than it saves.

Coalition for Sensible Siting recognizes that the most common human health complaints attributed to industrial wind turbines apparently arise from the unique, unregulated and difficult to measure noise they produce.

Wind Developers Fail To Perform Adequate Avian & Bat Studies

USFWS and the MN DNR have worked closely with citizens who raised concerns over repeated failures by wind companies to provide thorough and accurate data on bird and bat populations. The developer failed to produce an avian study showing the eagles, hawks and other birds that currently grace the landscape of Goodhue County.
Read about how AWA Goodhue will destroy the area's eagle habitat.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Support

Bald eagles and Golden Eagles are protected by two major federal laws: the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Recent proposed changes to federal guidelines would require 30 year “incidental take permits” for wind devleopments to kill eagles. You can help by contacting the US Fish and Wildlife Service directly and voicing your concerns. In addition, state governments can enact state laws that afford more protection than federal laws to conserve wildlife species. Please see www.fws.gov/offices/statelinks.html for state or territorial wildlife agencies’ contact information.

Known Industrial Wind Project Risks

Concerns over bird kills caused Xcel to pull out of a wind project in Merricourt. Twin Cities attorney Dan Schleck said some other factors that can affect project risk include financing, the price and availability of wind turbines and the role of wind energy in the market place. Laws concerning wind energy can be found on our Energy Law page.