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Mt. Pulaski CUSD-23 School Board selling its soul to Meridien & Relight Wind Farms –

May 25, 2015   ·   12 Comments

Mt. Pulaski, IL. (ECWd) – After reading through the proposed “contract” between the Mt. Pulaski Community Unit School No. 23 School Board and Meridien LLC., ...

BREAKING: Livingston Co., Emington, IL. Wind Turbine Fire (pics) –

Livingston Co., IL. (ECWd) – Update: May 25, 2015, 9:15 a.m.: This is the second Iberdrola Renewables turbine fire in the past 10 days. The ...

It is time for Illinois to enact “Buy The Farm” legislation to protect homeowners…

The following article discusses Minnesota’s “Buy The Farm” legislation that was enacted in 1973 which basically stated that if power transmission line companies needed access ...

Walnut Ridge Wind Farm hits snag in Federal Court –

Bureau Co., IL. (ECWd) – Tribe-Backed Wind Farm Hits Snag Over GSA Enviro Review By Lance Duroni – (original article here) Law360, Chicago (May 08, ...

Hartke and other Illinoisans testify at Illinois Senate Hearing

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Today, an Illinois Ag Committee Senate hearing was held at 9:30 AM. . The hearing was for HB 3523 which is ...

InvEnergy reconstructing wind turbine in Champaign County –

Champaign Co., IL. (ECWd) – It has been reported by residents that InvEnergy appears to be dismantling (for repairs) a Champaign County wind turbine which ...

Pioneer Trail Wind Farm seeks permission to kill endangered bats –

Ford and Iroquois Counties, IL. (ECWd) – We were forwarded a public notice published in a local newspaper in northern Vermilion County. The notice was ...

Inoperable Wind Turbine light highlighted in NTSB report on plane crash that killed 4 –

HIGHMORE, S.D. (ECWd) – The NTSB released its factual report on a plane crash that occurred on April 27, 2014 near Highmore, South Dakota resulting ...

Hartke’s 3-hour Testimony v. Invenergy and Pleasant Ridge Wind Farm –

LIVINGSTON Co., IL. (ECWd) – Updated with the slides used in the presentation… Livingston County, Illinois recently held a hearing on the Pleasant Ridge Wind ...

Meet Jane Harper – Board member who regrets voting pro-wind –

From Windaction.org: The following letter was written by Jane Harper, Tipton County Indiana Commissioner from 2009-2012.  In addition to dedicating part of her life to ...

Vermilion County Board Meeting Complaints Increase Dramatically –

VERMILION CO., IL. (ECWd) – March 10th. Vermilion County Board Meeting. Complaints against the Vermilion County Board Increase – Dramatically! You can follow by watching ...

Letter to the Editor: Open letter to Mike Marron

Open letter to Mike Marron, Vermilion County Board Chairman Dear Chairman Marron, If Bill Donahue can’t find this stuff, I think you should fire him. ...

Wind Farm Liens Filed in Vermilion County Exceeding $2.1 million –

VERMILION CO., IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: We have been provided documents showing that $928,621.05 has been paid towards the lien… Following up on our December ...

Vandalism in Vermilion County re: Wind Farm protest signs –

Vermilion Co., IL. (ECWd) – Within a few days of Mr. Hartke speaking at the Vermilion County Board Meeting where he asked for Chairman Mike ...

Got Wind Turbines and Country Mutual Insurance? You may have problems…

VERMILION CO., IL. (ECWd) – Many farmers received their insurance renewal notices, and should have noticed by now that they might need to  think twice ...

Another Invenergy / GE Wind Turbine Blade Failure –

HENRY CO., IL. (ECWd) – The turbine which had the blade failure in Henry County was a 1.6 mW GE……exactly the same as used in ...

Livingston County: Regional Planning Commission Rejects Report for Invenergy’s Pleasant Ridge Wind Project

LIVINGSTON CO., IL. (ECWd) – Dear Friends, Constituents and Fellow Citizens, Despite last week’s statements by the Livingston County Zoning Administrator that citizens did not ...

Logan County…a closer look at Wind Farm supporters’ use of main stream media:

LOGAN CO, IL. (ECWd) – The Logan County Wind Farm Application of Relight Power was rejected with a 6 – 6 vote.  Six county board ...

Logan County Illinois Farm Bureau President loud and clear: “Our Board of Directors are unanimously opposed to the Relight wind farm project.”

Logan County, IL. (ECWd) – reposted from the New Herald News: County Board hears testimony for and mostly against Meridien Wind Park project January 16, ...

Vermilion County wind farm area property value TANKS by twenty one percent –

VERMILION CO., IL. (ECWd) – A couple weeks ago we wrote an article on a property that lost 56 percent of its value, and we ...

Company’s extreme wind strategy: Raze towns – install Wind Parks…

Company’s extreme wind strategy: Towns today, turbines tomorrow Credit:  by Philip Tees | The Copenhagen Post | January 16, 2015 | cphpost.dk ~~ Swedish energy company Vattenfall is ...

IKEA/APEX Wind Farm Non-payment Causes Liens to be Filed Against Local Farmers –

VERMILION CO., IL. (ECWd) – IKEA (the furniture company) and APEX (a wind energy company) failed to make payments to Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLS from ...

“Obituary” for former ECWd wind turbine article comment/blogger, Mike Barnard,

Edgar Co. (ECWd) It’s not uncommon for government subsidized businesses to implement a propaganda strategy to support their cause.   The wind industry is no ...

Million pound 80 Metre Wind Turbine collapses in County Tyrone –

United Kingdom, Jan 3rd, 2015 A Large multi-million pound 80 metre Wind Turbine collapsed in the early hours of the morning after locals reported it ...

Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois.

Vermilion Co., IL. (ECWd) – Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois. . We have been witnessing ...

Vermilion Co. Wind Turbine Blade Replacement Pics –

Vermilion Co., IL. (ECWd) – Photos of the blade replacement in Vermilion County on December 16, 2014. Thanks goes to the photographer for sending these ...

Wind Turbine Collapse in Haskell County, Kansas –

HASKELL CO.  KANSAS We have previously reported on turbine failures, and here is another one that happened just this week: A wind turbine, built in ...

Invenergy’s Wind Turbine Blade Problems CONTINUE in Pilot Township –

VERMILION CO. (ECWd) – . Yes, this the FIFTH blade which we have become aware of in Invenergy’s Vermilion County, Illinois project. . Let’s reminisce: ...

Michigan Farm Bureau declares that wind farms are NOT farms –

MICHIGAN – From “Farmer’s Exchange” – Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 After this year’s hubbub over Right-to-Farm Act relevance to urban farming, Michigan Farm Bureau ...

InvEnergy’s California Ridge Noise Study report is not credible –

VERMILION CO. (ECWd) – Recently, Steve Ambrose, Board Certified INCE member, completed his review of the March 2014 California Ridge (Vermilion County, Illinois) InvEnergy Wind ...

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