Letter to Legislators:
Dear Governor Evers, Representative Quinn, and Senator Bewley:
We’re not sure if this public health issue is on your radar screen but the Town of Forest has incurred more than $500,000 in attorney and consulting fees fighting a huge wind power development.
The proposal from Texas-based Leeward Renewable Energy Corp (foreign-owned developer OMERS Canada) would put 44 wind turbines — each fifty-stories-high — right next to the homes and farms of our tiny rural township.
There is widespread concern among our 622 residents that these industrial-scale turbines will have a negative effect on our health, property values, and overall sense of well-being. We’ve been fighting this development for over a decade. Although it’s been very expensive for a small town, we have effectively managed our modest budget despite these costs.
On behalf of voters, we encourage you to take a moment to watch a new video that explains why other Wisconsin communities have been fighting to get dangerous wind turbines out of their existing neighborhoods.
The 5-minute video is available here and features emotional interviews with residents living near the Shirley Wind Farm in Brown County It also includes expert analysis from Green Bay engineering professional Bill Acker, an early whistleblower on the dangers of PCB contamination in the Fox River.
Please consider helping us. Our town is fighting this deep-pocketed, out-of-state corporation and we desperately need the support of our local elected officials.
Contact us with any questions. We will follow up with your office next week. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Town Board of Forest
Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health:
A Four-Decade History of Evidence that Wind Turbines Pose Risks
“What is needed among the scientific community, local and national governmental agencies, and political leaders, is honest discourse about methods for reducing carbon emissions in ways that do not turn some rural communities into sacrifice zones.”