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A Child's View Of Wind Turbines –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On March 7, 2014

Letter from parents that vacated their home due to Invenergy’s California Ridge Wind Turbine Farm disrupting their lives.
Dear friends,

I took Sophia to the eye doctor and pediatrician on Wednesday.  She is having stress issues.  After we were done, we went to my office so that I could do some work before going home.
While at my office, Sophia kept herself busy and found paper/pens/highlighter and did artwork.  Art is a way of dealing with feelings, and it provides an outlet for emotions.
Please share these attachments with the decision makers in your communities.  I have not heard her talk much about “ingen nous” (engine noise). (Click a picture to enlarge it)
This made me sad, angry, and upset.  It also made me proud of the fact that I was doing my best to protect my family and serve my community.  Let’s keep working hard so that we don’t have to see this type of art project being done by other little girls.
InvEnergy did not include any of my noise complaints as part of their annual report to the Vermilion County Board.  I know that they have received “perhaps hundreds” of our emails requesting that turbines be turned off so that we could sleep in our house.  I also included them on this email, and expect them to include this with their annual report along with how many times they used a tube of grease on the moving parts of their wind turbines.  When I visited their office today, I pointed out to Matt Wingler, the manager of the Vermilion County project, that his annual report was inaccurate and incomplete.  I made him extremely uncomfortable, and Wingler’s response was a threat to call the law if I didn’t leave InvEnergy’s property immediately.  I am breaking my promise I made to him which was allowing him to remain an anonymous employee of InvEnergy.  He may have done what his employer tells him to do, but he has shown that he cannot handle a situation when there is grief and suffering with any sort of human decency.
Wind turbines do not make good neighbors.  Wind energy companies, including InvEnergy, and some of their employees, are pulling off an injustice which is hurting people.
Please tell everyone you know what is happening to wind energy victims.
ChildTop2 (WinCE)


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  • Casey Johnston
    Posted at 15:12h, 07 March

    Wonder why Invenergy workers are afraid of a woman. Is it because they know they are stone-walling? Get this rat’s name out in public. Anyone who is too ashamed to admit what they are doing to their neighbors by working for these scum should find a new job they can feel good about. Hurting people is not a legitimate occupation Matt Wingler.

    • Pat
      Posted at 19:04h, 07 March

      They did the same thing to our community, we lost 100,000 in the value of our home. Not sure how the people at Invenergy sleep at night knowing what they do to peoples life.

  • Brian Johnson
    Posted at 08:13h, 04 April

    I bet many of the people living next to strip mines in West Virginia would gladly trade their clogged waterways and destroyed mountains for your “worthless” house. Get some perspective and stop using your daughter as a pawn. I can’t imagine any of the stress and complaints she makes in her drawings were inspired by you. This reminds me of when a parent turns a child against their other parent during a divorce or when parents force their kids to walk a picket line. Fight your own battles.