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Old 05-24-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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Lawsuit seeks to stop wind farm

BLOOMINGTON -- A Bloomington attorney compared a $500 million wind farm set for construction in eastern McLean County to a psychedelic disco party that will have nearby residents vomiting in their back yards.

In a lawsuit filed last week, attorney Jack Vieley accuses the McLean County Board and Horizon Wind Energy of ignoring or downplaying the potential dangers of the facility, including high voltage, cancer risk and noise and shadow pollution, among other complaints.

He?s representing Lawrence and Rene Taylor, an Ellsworth family living near the future Twin Groves Wind Farm. Vieley is seeking an administrative review of the project to delay or potentially prohibit construction.

Vieley also seeks to force Horizon to pay fair market value for his clients? home, claiming the Taylors? quality of life and property value have been diminished.

Horizon chief development officer Michael Skelly noted the numerous safety and noise assessment studies on this project.

They can be viewed online at www.horizonwind.com.

"There are some extensive studies that have been done on the impacts of this project. It?s fairly clear that we?re not hiding anything from anybody," Skelly said.

"Sometimes people have issues and it?s a subjective thing," Skelly said. "We work with a lot of (residents) to alleviate these concerns with landscaping. The landscaping is typically focused around people?s yards so the wind farm is less noticeable."

Assistant State?s Attorney Brian Hug said the county provided ample notice and time for residents to express concerns before the county approved the project. The County Board also read an adequate amount of research on the safety aspects of the project, he said.

Vieley said moving shadows from up to 267 turbines will have a hypnotizing effect and likely make nearby residents nauseous.

"It has a psychedelic effect. I?ve been to disco parties where there are flashing lights or strobe lights and people have had to go outside to vomit. I think that?s what will happen here. You?ll have people vomiting in their back yards," said Vieley, who said he expects more Ellsworth residents to join the case.

"If a tornado came through here, you could have mass destruction or mass death if one of these things came cycling through town," he added. "I?m telling you, if some kid gets cut by one of these blades or someone is injured, you?ll say, ?Old Jack wasn?t so crazy.'"

Construction should begin within the next month, Skelly said, and the farm should be partially operational this fall. The farm is expected to provide energy to around 120,000 homes.

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Old 05-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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Yeah, I saw that article the other day. Typical NIMBYism. I, for one, welcome a wind farm in McLean County. And yes, I am a resident of McLean county.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:21 AM   #4
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People keep blocking them around here because they're "ugly". I swear, people b|tch...you give them a solution and then they b|tch about the solution.

I really get worked up over it too. People fear change, and then block progress because of their irrational fear.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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A low grade ambulance chaser in the employ of a some NIBY folks.

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Old 05-24-2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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i got wallabyhaxxored by a shadow yesterday
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:25 AM   #7
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I'm pretty sure he just made up the concept of "shadow pollution."
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:27 AM   #8
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What does he do when it's cloudy outside?
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:27 AM   #9
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Me...and my shadow....TROLLING in the legal system...

These same people are probably perpetual whiners about the cost of energy when they receive their utility bills every month, too.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:29 AM   #10
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:30 AM   #11
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Awe come on that's weak. He didn't even throw in possible risk of slicing and dicing up birds. At least that one has some what of actual merit.

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If they're close enough for it to actually cast a noticeable intermitent shadow, that would be REALLY annoying.

But I doubt they're close enough for that to be possible.
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I wouldn't want it in my backyard either. Everyone knows those things attract vampires.
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Poor God is going to get sued for clouds.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:43 AM   #15
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*agrees with Amused*

we have a wind farm here. viva la alternate power source!

but... one thing i don't like about it is we were given the opportunity to purchase power generated by the windmills at a much higher cost.
i was hoping that since the mills are in my back yard that we'd get a price break.
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I'll never uderstand what the big deal is about wind farms. I think they look kind of cool.
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Really? :Q
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we have a wind farm here. viva la alternate power source!

but... one thing i don't like about it is we were given the opportunity to purchase power generated by the windmills at a much higher cost.
i was hoping that since the mills are in my back yard that we'd get a price break.
Hippy tax. The can get more money out of people by selling it as "environmentally friendly" power.
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Not only do they attract Vampires
they are know to engage in combat with Don Quixote

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Also the wind shadow I can see getting annoying, but I light aresol cans on fire for energy and heat.
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