Health, Farms, Homes & the Environment

Why No Windfarms

The town is not against green energy, it is against the long-term harm the turbines could bring to its citizens.  Please sign our petition to raise awareness about the negative consequences of wind turbines and help Forest in its fight to protect its residents.

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Health Impacts

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea

Those health impacts have been documented in several personal accounts of people living by turbines currently and by scientific research.

Please see the report titled Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health: A Four-Decade History of Evidence that Wind Turbines Pose Risks by Jerry L. Punch and Richard R. James to learn more.

Documented Locations

Shirley Wind Farm

In 2011 8 turbines were installed in Brown County. In 2014, due to the massive amount of health complaints, the Brown County board of health declared a “human health hazard.” At least 3 families vacated their homes because they couldn’t take the impacts of the wind turbines. Dozens more have publicly testified about the impacts of the turbines.  See the Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy website for more details.

Below are links to the stories of many families impacted by the Shirley Wind Farm:

Falmouth, MA Wind Turbines

  • Wind 1 and Wind 2, which went online in 2010 and 2012, respectively, were the subject of nine lawsuits by abutters during their operation. Neighbors complained about a long list of turbine-related health effects including insomnia, anxiety, nausea and even thoughts of suicide. 
  • Wind 1 was shut down in September 2015 after the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals issued a cease-and-desist order. Wind 2 was shut down in June 2017, after Barnstable County Superior Court Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II upheld the zoning board of appeals’ decision deeming the turbines a nuisance.
  • The turbines are currently offline to eventually be relocated. 
Those are just two of several examples from around the world of how wind turbines have turned towns upside down. In Brown County, there were EIGHT, in Falmouth, there were TWO… in Forest, there would be FORTY-FOUR.
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Get the Big Picture

Many Americans think wind energy is cheap and eco-friendly. But that’s because few are ever exposed to the real human, animal, scenic and environmental costs. 

An article in May 2019 titled Costly Wind Power Menaces Man and Nature, written by the director of the International Climate Science Coalition, has great information on the big picture related to the dangerous impacts of wind energy.

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.”

Punch & James, Wind turbine noise and human health