Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fairhaven Wind Turbines Make NIMBYs, Not Kids, Play Dumb

Local anti-wind turbine agitator and non-bird decapitator Louise Barteau is running for Fairhaven Board of Health against incumbent and wind turbine supporter Jeannine Lopes. An op-ed in support of Lopes by Fairhaven resident Mary Fortin in the local Standard-Times turns one of the more common "health" lies about wind turbines on its head:
None of these claims have any proof to support them. There are no lab results, no doctor's findings, no dental records that show proof of sleep disturbances, teeth falling out, excruciating, debilitating headaches or any other ailments that are being claimed. She claims that the turbines are impeding our children's sleep and their learning abilities, when in fact, Wood School, which is within 2,000 feet of the turbines, has shown an increase in MCAS scores since the turbines have been erected.
Meanwhile, coal-fired power plants are scientifically proven to hurt children's development.

If you live in Fairhaven, like Jeannine Lopes for Fairhaven Board of Health on Facebook and be sure to vote for her on April 7.
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