By: Diane Benjamin
The State of Illinois has taken local control of Wind Farms away from counties. This is a summary of the bill from Rep. Dan Caulkins:
Wind Farm developers want to pack as many turbines as they can on the available land. 150 feet from a home is detrimental to Quality of Life for the people living in that house. I know a family who was forced to abandon theirs because a turbine was too close to their dream home. Everyone was suffering from sleep issues. Pets and other animals were also affected.
Electricity generated by wind is more expensive, anybody believe you paying more for electricity is good for the environment?
The people who passed this atrocious law don’t live near a wind farm. They don’t care who is affected because it isn’t them. It all about money, the environment has nothing to do with building more. Each turbine has at least 80 gallons of oil that must be replenished every year. https://www.webnews21.org/how-much-oil-does-a-wind-turbine-use/
I could post many pictures of turbines leaking oil. Killing birds must be okay too. McLean County needs to declare NO MORE will be allowed. Go ahead and use the best farmland in the world for solar. One small tornado will destroy it.
Remember the Logan County Board abuse of a member to change his vote? https://blnnews.com/2022/11/25/corruption-and-elder-abuse-logan-county/
Shortly after this meeting the Board met again and removed the setbacks. They had to make the developer happy, the homeowners are immaterial.