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digger April 19, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Question: When will the Mass CEC be taken to task for the reckless expenditure of Rate-Payer funds Read Morethat are being used to publish reports that are solely intended to deny and/or refute the reality of MA residents who live TOO CLOSE to wind turbines (AKA power plants)?
Frank Haggerty April 19, 2014 at 09:55 AM
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center should be brought up on RICO Act charges for the use ofRead Morerenewa ble energy tax money collected from all residential and commercial electric rate users in Massachusetts. The Mass CEC produced wind turbines reports that they knew left out negative information about the harm to local residents. Present and past members of Governor Patrick executive appointed positions who now work for the wind industry should be brought up on charges. Leaving information out of reports is the same as fraud ! Please call : Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley 105 William Street New Bedford, MA 02740-6257 Telephone: (508) 990-9700 Carmen M. Ortiz the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200 Boston, MA 02210 Main Phone: (617) 748-3100
Frank Haggerty April 18, 2014 at 09:01 AM
Sinovel Wind Company has also been charged with stealing trade secrets from a MassachusettsRead Morecompany. They say that Hollywood would love to script, the U.S. Government charged Sinovel and its executives of stealing AMSC’s source code in order that Sinovel might bypass a commercial relationship with AMSC secrets without paying for ongoing software licenses. The wind industry has many dirty little secrets including catastrophic gear box failures http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/06/27/feds-charge-chinese-firm-with-stealing-technology-mass-company-amsc/CTE66TzhtD19qvEfU35RQN/story.html
Frank Haggerty February 25, 2014 at 09:30 PM
Recent email to Frank Haggerty Frank, Don't forget Kingston! Commissioner Kimmell hasRead Morestonewall ed any and all requests for testing and/or relief since May of 2012. I will share my communication (see below) with Commissioner Kimmell from 2012 relative to the Kingston, Ma disaster in spite of the fact my note reveals my naive expectations that our typically protective state agencies would actually engage and respond to protect the public, as is their mission. As of tonight, February 25, 2014, the Mass DEP has not engaged in any acoustical testing of either the Independence Wind Turbine in Kingston or the No Fossil Fuel turbines. Instead, the Mass DEP has deferred the responsibility to perform the testing of the Independence wind turbine to the Mass Clean Energy Center and that effort has been a lesson in what many observe to be continued negligence and manipulation. The result is, as of tonight, Kingston residents continue to suffer from invasive and excessive noise with not a single test result other than private testing that has been ignored at both the state and local level. As an FYI: Here is the FB post from last night when HMMH opted not to perform acoustical testing on the Independence wind Turbine as the developer is claiming his turbine is having "error" issues. Oddly the "errors" appear to occur only during testing times. to HMMH in response to not testing during the morning hours of 2/25/14 Mr. Bajdek, This decision is totally irresponsible in our view. If you look at today's power production the Independence turbine seems perfectly able to produce over and above half power all the way to full power. Why aren't you acting in the best interests of the residents that need sound data? Rather than to "not want to repeat the situation" from February 22, where the turbine was shut down prior to the test period allegedly for "error" issues. If we are funding a $95,000 Mass CEC funde acoustic study and the turbine is able to produce what appears to be lots of power today then surely you can come out tonight as you say the conditions appear favorable. We are not accepting of your decision to avoid the opportunity to test on what you say look like favorable conditions. This is another example of why we are losing faith in the integrity of this process. I would ask that HMMH reconsider the plan to not bother even trying, unless you have some knowledge that Kingston Wind will shut down the turbine as they may well have done on February 22, 2014 in spite of the stated rationale for "error" issues. Trust is being lost on this initiative. Let us know if, for the sake of the residents who have been asking the Mass DEP for testing since May of 2012, you might try to have a go at it tonight. What is there to lose to test tonight as we have already lost three months.
Cynthia Cindy Stack Reynolds March 25, 2014 at 09:32 PM
The "ailments" caused by wind turbines is a folly. It's nothing but Koch nonsense. Read MoreThere are thousands of sounds produced by todays society and by wind blowing through objects like trees ,etc. and the only sounds that are dangerous are those that fly in the face of fossil fuel interests. Get a grip people!
Frank Haggerty February 25, 2014 at 09:43 AM
LOOKING FOR CORRUPT POLITICIANS TODAY _WIND TURBINES 1. ) On Oct 18, 2008 former convicted ex House Read MoreSpeaker Salvatore F. DiMasi (D) Democrat, met with wind turbine contractors on Beacon Hill .A month later the ex house speaker slipped an amendment into legislation that the House of Representatives was unaware of. The amendment was to help wind turbine contractors build wind turbines. The ex speaker is doing 8 years in federal jail and has throat and tongue cancer. The ex speaker was the architect of the Green Communities Act. It is only fitting that a Massachusetts politician who brought so much pain and suffering on the residents of Falmouth sits in jail today with his throat and tongue rotting away from cancer 2.) During the corruption trial of the ex house speaker Sal Dimasi it was revealed the fake name Gov Patrick (D) Democrat, used in emails. The governor admitted using the fake email "Sally Reynolds." The contents of those emails have never been revealed and many believe the name was used to avoid the Freedom of Information Act. The Falmouth wind turbine victims continue to suffer. 3.) During 2009 Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office obtained a consent judgment against former ex state representative Mark Howland (D) Democrat , of East Freetown and his company WindTech-Co.Under the agreement, which was filed in Fall River Superior Court, Howland will have one year to repay $488,000 in restitution. If he fails to make that payment within one year Howland will be responsible for a payment of $638,000. As of today 2/15/2014 Attorney General Martha Coakley (D ) Democrat, has done nothing to help the minority of residents in Falmouth suffering from the affects of wind turbine noise for four years. AG Martha Coakley is running for Governor of Massachusetts 4.) Both ex house speaker Sal Dimasi & former state rep Mark Howland both owned property in Hawaii. The Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform calls for an all out war on fossil fuels. The war is causing the collateral damage of the health of the residents of Massachusetts. How many of you own vacation homes in Hawaii ?