Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:09 AM
Scuba (26,764 posts)
Wisconsin: Is Andre Jacque trying to break wind?
Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, has called on the Public Service Commission to issue an emergency rule to immediately suspend the permitting process for wind projects.
“I am very appreciative of the Public Service Commission’s willingness to investigate the incidence of debilitating low frequency noise,” Jacque said in a statement. “These results compel them to act immediately to keep this nightmare from spreading.”
First things first. The PSC study found absolutely no scientific evidence linking sound levels, audible or inaudible, with adverse health effects. None. The guys who conducted the study are acoustics experts, not health professionals. They are all absolutely and wildly unqualified to make any professional statements about sound levels and health impacts. Period.
Secondly, the study reports that Robert Rand of Rand Acoustics is almost exclusively hired by wind farm opponents and, coincidentally I’m sure, is the only one of five researchers who reported being able to hear sound both inside and outside all three homes tested, is the only researcher to report ill health effects during the testing, and is the only researcher to have took it upon himself to wander the neighborhood for stories of other people’s health complaints in spite of the fact that he was hired to test sound levels, not conduct a neighborhood health canvass. Go figure.
Something smells funny. I'm just cynical enough to think that the coal and gas money that backs Wisconsin Repukes is at play here.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:47 AM
reteachinwi (550 posts)
1. Stopped listening to WPR
when callers started claiming how sick they were getting because there was a wind turbine in their neighbor's corn field. Couldn't stand how the moderators dared not call them out and felt obligated to treat them seriously.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:22 AM
Jackpine Radical (36,575 posts)
4. OT, but I was listening to Tom on 9-11
while driving from Eau Claire to Rice Lake. He was phone interviewing a guest on an unrelated topic while the guest was literally watching the second plane hit the tower. Tom kept trying to return the guest to the original topic & the guest was freaking out. Memorable, to say the least.
Sometimes Tom and his scratchy-voiced skepticism would make me crazy, but I miss the old fart. He still does the Zorba Paster show, of course.