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August 15, 2010 Regarding Proposed Wind Tower Rules
Foes in a huff over proposed state rules on wind power
By CLAY BARBOUR Wisconsin State Journal
The State is moving forward with a new law that could free up
regulation on wind farms in the state, leading to more alternative
energy sources. On Tuesday August 10, 2010 some of the wind turbines
were photographed in the Malone and St. Cloud area near Fond du Lac.
ST. CLOUD - Elizabeth Ebertz loves her garden, but the 67-year-old
grandmother doesn't work in it much anymore. The small vegetable
patch, which has produced onions, carrots and tomatoes for many family
dinners, sits behind her home, in a little valley, about a half-mile
from a dozen 400-foot-tall wind turbines.
The structures are part of the Blue Sky Green Field Wind Energy
Center, one of the state's largest wind farms, capable of producing
energy for about 36,000 homes.
Unfortunately, said Ebertz, the turbines also produce enough noise to
chase her from the garden - and most nights, disturb her sleep.
"Sometimes it sounds like a race track, or a plane landing," she said.
"You wouldn't believe how loud it gets."
The state Public Service Commission is considering a new set of wind
farm regulations that could free up the industry and promote growth in
Wisconsin, a state that has lagged behind the rest of the Midwest in
using wind as an alternative energy source.
The PSC, which regulates state utilities, is expected to send the
proposal to the state Legislature by the end of the month.
If passed, the measure could go a long way in helping Wisconsin reach
its goal of generating 10 percent of its energy with renewable sources
by 2015. Renewable sources account for just 5 percent of the state's
The measure could also end what has been years of localized fights -
often spurred by well-funded anti-wind organizations - that have
effectively killed at least 10 proposed wind farms in the past eight
years, and scared off several others.
But for people like Ebertz, the new rules mean more people will have
to deal with wind turbines and the problems that come with them.
"I wish those things were never built here," Ebertz said. "They're
just too close to people. I wish they were gone."
Trailing in production Wisconsin spends about $1.5 billion on imported
energy every year. And despite ranking 16th in the country in
available wind, the state trails other Midwestern states in wind
According to the American Wind Energy Association, Wisconsin has the
capacity to produce up to 449 megawatts of energy from wind farms -
enough to power about 110,000 homes.
Meanwhile, Minnesota wind farms produce 1,797 megawatts, Illinois
produces 1,848 and Iowa generates 3,670.
"It's not even close," said Barnaby Dinges, an AWEA member and
lobbyist from Illinois. "Wisconsin is in danger of falling out of the
wind game altogether. It's getting a reputation as inhospitable to the
Dinges has lobbied for six wind farms in the past five years, three of
them in Wisconsin. He said the state has a number of well-organized
anti-wind groups that have endangered its "10 percent" goal.
"This isn't like any grass roots opposition we have seen elsewhere,"
he said. "These aren't just concerned citizens going to meetings.
These are mass mailings, billboards, full-page ads. It's more
professional and it costs a lot of money."
Jenny Heinzen, a professor of wind energy technology at Lakeshore
Technical College and a member of the state's Wind Siting Council,
said she has been amazed with the opposition.
"I have my suspicions that they are getting help from some groups from
outside the state, but that has never been confirmed," she said,
referencing persistent rumors of coal and natural gas companies
helping to kill wind projects here.
The state's anti-wind groups include: the Brown County Citizens for
Responsible Wind Energy, the WINDCOWS, the Calumet County Citizens for
Responsible Energy, Healthywindwisconsin and the Coalition for
Environmental Stewardship (CWESt).
The groups have some powerful supporters, including several prominent
lawyers, lobbyists and former state Sen. Bob Welch and former CEO of
American Food Group and Green Bay Packers board member Carl Kuehne.
But officials with the anti-wind groups say most of their members are
simply residents who do not like the thought of living near a wind
"We heard that criticism before, that we are a front group for oil and
gas companies, but it's just not true," said Lynn Korinek, a member of
WINDCOWS. "We are a group of about 200 members who hold rummage sales
to fund our fight. There are no special interests behind us, believe
Wind turbine syndromeMost of the state's anti-wind groups say they
have nothing against wind energy, they simply disagree with how it is
implemented in the state.
Still, their websites show members either fear the possible
side-effects of wind energy, or want others to fear them. The concerns
include diminished property values, occasional noise pollution, odd
shadows cast by the giant windmills along with loss of sleep from
vibrations, increased menstrual cycles, high blood pressure,
headaches, and irritability.
Recently, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health looked into the
issue. Officials studied more than 150 medical reports, interviewed
dozens of residents and municipalities and consulted the universities
of Wisconsin, Maine and Minnesota, as well as the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Their conclusion was that scientific evidence does not support the
claim of wind turbine syndrome, an umbrella term for various health
problems some have attributed to wind farms. The letter also points
out that many of the symptoms associated with the condition -
headaches, irritability, loss of sleep - are fairly common and can be
attributed to other factors.
"They can explain it anyway they want, but something is different
around here and it has been ever since they put those turbines up,"
said Allen Hass, a 56-year-old farmer who owns about 600 acres in
Hass has three turbines from the Blue Sky Green Fields site on his
property. He said We Energies, which owns the wind farm, pays him
about $12,000 a year for the space.
Hass said the money does not make up for his health problems,
including headaches and loss of memory.
"I wish I never made that deal," he said.
State has authority
The new rules, written by the Wind Siting Council, streamline the
state approval process so potential developers know exactly what they
face when considering a project in Wisconsin.
Probably the most important aspect of the new regulations deals with
state permitting. In the past, the state only had direct authority
over wind farms generating more than 100 megawatts.
Under the new rules, the state would deal with all wind farms. Local
municipalities would still be involved, but they would not be allowed
to establish regulations more strict than the state's.
Supporters figure this will open the door for the rapid growth of wind
energy in the state by bypassing many of these local fights that have
created such a logjam. Wisconsin is home to nine wind farms, with
another two under construction, and three in the planning stages.
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balks at voter IDOctober 12, 2009 Judge backs Wisconsin law aimed at managed forest landsOctober 11, 2009 Utility fee to pay for district attorneys around stateOctober 9, 2009 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE October 8, 2009 Governor Doyle Announces $300,000 Grant for Wisconsin Counties AssociationOctober 7, 2009 Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors Meeting NoticeOctober 7, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING FOR TOWN OF ASHFORD, FOND DU LAC COUNTYOctober 6, 2009 Appeals Court to consider whether local governments have authority to protect water quality from large livestock facilitiesOctober 6, 2009 Town of Ashford Meeting NoticeOctober 1, 2009 MATC, Johnson Controls to build state's largest solar power projectSeptember 30, 2009 Governor Doyle Signs Bill Strengthening Wisconsin’s Wind IndustrySeptember 30, 2009 Governor signs wind farm siting billSeptember 28, 2009 County Board of Supervisors MeetingSeptember 23, 2009 New Fond du Lac County Treasurer SoughtSeptember 23, 2009 Assembly panel wants DNR to reconsider shoreline rezoningSeptember 23, 2009 State Assembly passes bill making DNR secretary appointed by board, not governorSeptember 22, 2009 ASSEMBLY ADVANCES ELECTRONICS RECYCLING BILLSeptember 21, 2009 715 and 920 area code changes mean 10 digit dialing starting Oct. 17September 15, 2009 Fond du Lac County Air Quality Tip of the Month: Turn off the lights and breath easierSeptember 11, 2009 Critics say wind turbines hurt land valuesSeptember 9, 2009 Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Mercury Marine Incentive PackageSeptember 1, 2009 New Wisconsin phone fee starts todayAugust 27, 2009 Fall harvest weight limitsAugust 26, 2009 Stewardship FUnd purchaseAugust 24, 2009 Calumet County awaits wind turbine energy rulingAugust 23, 2009 Towns slowly embrace Internet as means of communicationAugust 23, 2009 Governor Doyle Announces Stewardship FundAugust 18, 2009 FDL County Healthy Air Tip of the Month - Let the "check engine" light work for youAugust 13, 2009 DNR proposes new water screeningAugust 12, 2009 CONFIRMATION OF EMERALD ASH BORER IN KENOSHA COUNTYAugust 11, 2009 Government Accountability Board report finds public opposes early voting proposalAugust 10, 2009 State requires bldg contractors to registerAugust 10, 2009 Study of voting changes endorsedAugust 6, 2009 USDA: Value of farm real estate in Wis. dipsAugust 5, 2009 State officials ask for patience over voter checksAugust 4, 2009 Wind Siting Reform Gains Strong Bipartisan Vote in CommitteeAugust 3, 2009 Agriculture contribution to economy studyAugust 2, 2009 Wisconsin works to verify voter informationJuly 28, 2009 Voting by mail must precede phone, Internet options, state saysJuly 27, 2009 Governor Doyle Announces $1 Million to Help Prevent Water PollutionJuly 24, 2009 Five-Year Election Plan to Be Reviewed July 24, 2009 Many Wisconsin workers will get raise today when federal minimum wage goes upJuly 24, 2009 New phone fees start in SeptemberJuly 22, 2009 Rosendale Dairy expands despite low milk pricesJuly 21, 2009 Emerald ash borer contained to two areas - for nowJuly 17, 2009 Emerald Ash Borer MonitoringJuly 15, 2009 Fond du Lac County Air Quality Tip for JulyJuly 13, 2009 State towns make the grade as most livableJuly 13, 2009 Wisconsin's minimum wage to rise 75 cents next weekJuly 10, 2009 Governor Doyle Signs Bill to Protect Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Also Awards Grant Providing Further Protections to Totogatic RiverJuly 9, 2009 NEW WEBSITE SHOWS WHERE LIVESTOCK SITING PERMITS ARE REQUIREDJuly 8, 2009 Governor Jim Doyle today signed into law SB 126 and SB 216 at the State Capitol in MadisonJuly 7, 2009 Video On Living With Wind TurbinesJune 24, 2009 American TV launches electronics recycling program June 24, 2009 Resources board approves shoreline regulation changesJune 23, 2009 Fond du Lac County Airport Terminal Open House/DedicationJune 23, 2009 Changes to Wisconsin voting ???June 23, 2009 DNR spends nearly $9 million to preserve landJune 23, 2009 Ag land assessment 'loophole'June 22, 2009 State Budget Work To ResumeJune 22, 2009 FDL County Air Alert for Tuesday June 23, 2009June 22, 2009 New park-and-ride lot planned north of OshkoshJune 22, 2009 FCEDC receives $437,899 grant to help grow regional economyJune 19, 2009 Doyle signs three billsJune 19, 2009 Dept of Employee Trust Funds. 2010 Rate increaseJune 18, 2009 AB 256 Wind Siting passes AssemblyJune 18, 2009 Budget changes proposedJune 17, 2009 McNeilus Steel, Inc. breaks ground on new facilityJune 17, 2009 Sign Up To Receive Air Alerts for Fond du Lac CountyJune 17, 2009 Fond du Lac County Business Development NewsJune 17, 2009 Wisconsin Reports Record Export GrowthJune 12, 2009 State Budget Bill AB75 Update; June 12June 10, 2009 DNR Proposal to change Shoreline RegsJune 9, 2009 Governor signs 3 bills into lawJune 8, 2009 Proposed legislation re public land useJune 8, 2009 Wi Windpower opportunities blowing awayJune 4, 2009 Hunting Ash BorersJune 3, 2009 Haulers garbage fees to be passed to consumersJune 1, 2009 New landfill chargesMay 27, 2009 Trash haulers worry about tipping fee hikeMay 5, 2009 Panel OKs closing walk-in centers for hunting, fishing licenses May 1, 2009 Legislators introduce wind siting bill April 29, 2009 Citizens file appeal of Rosendale Dairy PermitApril 27, 2009 Rural residents w/o high speed internetApril 26, 2009 New broadband technologies can connect even the most remote placesApril 23, 2009 Emerald Ash BorerApril 21, 2009 Prevailing wage measure worries municipalitiesApril 21, 2009 Governor Doyle Approves Transit Projects for Federal Recovery and Reinvestment FundingApril 20, 2009 Stimulus money could bring broadband to rural homes - Complete an Online Survey To Help Distribute Grant MoneyApril 20, 2009 Town of Ashford Liquor Applications for 2009-2010 Licensing PeriodApril 20, 2009 Mowing the Lawn and What To Do With Grass ClippingsApril 14, 2009 Officials: Landfill plan stinksApril 13, 2009 Uniform siting rules for wind power projects sought April 11, 2009 Wind turbines complicate weather monitoringApril 9, 2009 Legislation regarding wind energy production being circulatedApril 8, 2009 Spring Election ResultsApril 8, 2009 Managed Forest Law Getting Another LookApril 7, 2009 Emerald ash borer jumps across stateApril 6, 2009 Town of Ashford Open Book NoticeApril 6, 2009 Notice of Town of Ashford Board of Review Meeting 5/11/2009April 6, 2009 Town of Ashford Annual Meeting April 11, 2009April 6, 2009 Notice of Town of Ashford Board of Review Meeting 5/11/2009April 5, 2009 Informational tools aim to protect wetlands, help landowners.March 26, 2009 Update on State Budget by Senator Joe LeibhamMarch 25, 2009 Fond du Lac County Spring Roads PostingMarch 25, 2009 Fond du Lac County Candidates and Referendum Questions for April 7, 2009 ElectionMarch 23, 2009 Governor’s proposed budget includes farmland preservationMarch 18, 2009 Wasps May Help Locate Ash BorersMarch 17, 2009 Fond du Lac County Current Highway ProjectsMarch 16, 2009 Mapping Wisconsin Communities WorkshopsMarch 9, 2009 Gottlieb and Hopper Introduce Transportation Fund Protection AmendmentMarch 9, 2009 Government Accountability BoardMarch 9, 2009 DOT Implements Spring Thaw RestrictionsMarch 5, 2009 Bill Proposed That Would Eliminate Spring ElectrionsMarch 2, 2009 DNR approves expansion of Rosendale dairy farm to 4,000 headFebruary 28, 2009 Shared revenue cut hits communities unevenly Wealthier areas to lose a larger portion, lower dollar amountFebruary 26, 2009 Milw Journal on Fed Transportation moniesFebruary 26, 2009 Online Voter Registration SuggestedFebruary 20, 2009 Old Shingles To Cover New RoadsFebruary 19, 2009 Low turnout prompts call to move spring vote to fallFebruary 19, 2009 Low turnout prompts call to move spring vote to fallFebruary 16, 2009 Town Of Ashford and Auburn Water TestingFebruary 11, 2009 Outline of Plan From Governor Jim DoyleFebruary 2, 2009 Some lawmakers want to ditch spring electionsJanuary 27, 2009 Oregon Farm Receives Dane County Agricultural Grant to Grow, Market Healthy BerryJanuary 26, 2009 Mega dairy hearing draws hundredsJanuary 26, 2009 WDOT Seeking Comment
January 25, 2009 PSC Final Report on Great Lakes Wind EnergyJanuary 15, 2009 Minnesota, Wisconsin consider sharing to cut costsJanuary 12, 2009 Purchase ensures wetlands preservationJanuary 9, 2009 Southeast Wisconsin Woodland Owners ConferenceJanuary 7, 2009 KOHL & ISRAEL INTRODUCE WEEKEND VOTING BILLJanuary 5, 2009 Statewide Solar Power Project PossibleJanuary 5, 2009 DNR Hearings on Proposed Rosendale DairyJanuary 2, 2009 2009 IRS Mileage RatesJanuary 1, 2009 2009-10 Assembly GOP Committee AssignmentsDecember 28, 2008 Midwest States May Work Together To Buy Road SaltDecember 26, 2008 Wisconsin Manure To EnergyDecember 19, 2008 Rosendale Dairy denied varianceDecember 17, 2008 Frozen road law goes into effect Dec. 22December 16, 2008 COMMERCE OFFERS WINTER SEASON MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR PRIVATE ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMSDecember 15, 2008 Cedar Ridge Wind Farm begins producing emissions-free energy December 14, 2008 Give Wind Farms a Fair Chance - A Wisconsin State Journal editorial dated December 12, 2008 December 9, 2008 Waste Morphs Into Energy - More Methane Could Reduce Costs December 9, 2008 Wisconsin Boasts Most Manure-To-Energy Projects December 2, 2008 64 more acres sought for Harrington Beach State ParkNovember 11, 2008 Doyle: Deficit Could Reach $5 Billion or MoreNovember 7, 2008 PSC Adds Two New Area Codes to Supplement the 715 and 920 Area CodesOctober 29, 2008 New Factory Farm in Rosendale Threatens Significant Impact to the EnvironmentOctober 22, 2008 Governor Doyle Dedicates Major Addition to Kettle Moraine State Forest