By Sherri Lange — April 10, 2014
[Editor note: The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has proposed to erect between six and nine industrial wind turbines just off the shore of Cleveland. The so-called INCUBATOR project is currently before the Ohio Power Siting Board.]
“We are thrilled to have the strong support of the environmental community in Ohio,” said LEEDCo President Lorry Wagner, citing letters from the Ohio Environmental Council, Nature Conservancy, Environment Ohio, Sierra Club, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, and Earth Day Coalition.
Barely were those words spoken, when a damning letter arrived (Part 2 tomorrow) from a much broader, bigger, and sophisticated group of environmentalists and consumerists.
The letter provided brutally clear information and frank talk about one of the wind industry’s leading carnival barkers, Dr. Paul Kerlinger and Associates, whose environmental testimony is universally controversial and corrupted by industry money.
Groups who signed onto the anti-LEEDCo letter are:
Great Lakes Wind Truth; North American Platform Against Wind Power; Save the Eagles International; Save Our Skyline, Ohio; Great Lakes Sports Fishing Council (Tom Marks); Charter Boats Association of Lake Erie (Rick Unger); Jim Wiegand, Wildlife Biologist; Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed; Protect Our Lakes; Officers of Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Western New York Environmental Federation; Whitley County Concerned Citizens; Laurel Mountain Preservation Association; Port Crescent Hawk Watch Ontario Regional Wind Turbine Working Group;
Preserve the Wellfleet; Members of the Presque Isle Audubon Chapter in Erie, PA; Green Acres Sportsman’s Club; Save Our Allegheny Ridges; Deputy Mayor Cavan Monaghan, Ontario; Deputy Mayor of Leamington, Ontario; IICCUSA (Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition USA); NO WIND ALABAMA MEMBERS; Huntington County Concerned Citizens; Manvers Wind Concerns City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario; Auglaize Neighbors United; Members of Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County IN; Synergy Energy Inc.; Ohioans for Affordable Electricity;
Approximately 100 individuals; HMANA (Hawk Migration Association of North America) sent its own letter asking refusal of the permit).