By: Diane Benjamin Maybe the local “environmentalists” missed the California brown outs. They are all in on 100% renewable, too bad it doesn’t provide enough power to keep people from having to unplug or get involuntarily unplugged. Below is one of the currently inoperable turbines east of town. All that black at the top is […]
By: Diane Benjamin Maintenance seems to be lacking at the wind farm east of town. I wonder if Darin LaHood saw the mess when he visited last week? Did sound like it since he praised wind energy. The black is OIL! Many of the turbines look just like this!
By: Diane Benjamin When the actual air temp is 20 degrees below zero, thank God for fossil fuels. This video is the field east of Bloomington Il, filmed today. The entire field as far as I can see is not operating. Wind energy is not keeping anybody warm today.
By: Diane Benjamin Last night the Zoning Board of Appeals, with slight modifications. approved yet another wind farm. This is what the ZBA is charged with doing according to the County website: (B) under Procedures https://www.ecode360.com/13415648#13415648 The ZBA failed to protect the people living close to where this field will be built. They had 8 […]
By: Diane Benjamin The testimony before the Zoning Board of Appeals on a new Wind Farm in McLean County is very technical. It isn’t just that people don’t want monstrous turbines by their house. If you didn’t know, the ones being proposed are MUCH bigger than the turbines east of Bloomington. Much more is now […]
Your Quality of Life is up to YOU! Like red flashing lights at night? Like noise? Like obstructed views? Make your voice heard!
By: Diane Benjamin Tonight – Normal Town Council: http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2695 Click on any of the pics to enlarge. No idea who is appreciated – file a FOIA request if you want to know: More Japan Spending How does buying flowers for a funeral qualify as “using public money for public purposes”? Does every resident of Normal […]
By: Diane Benjamin White Oak Township met to raise taxes last night. They voted by referendum because the Township needs more money. The Agenda lists the increase “not to exceed” .167%: The reason given for the tax increase is: Wind farm revenue is decreasing! The State is also late paying Motor Fuel Tax. Not surprising, […]
By: Diane Benjamin The pictures below were all taken on June 2, 2017 east of Ellsworth, Il. In case you don’t know, wind turbines must have a backup system (FOSSIL FUELS!) because turbines aren’t capable of producing steady electricity. The wind doesn’t always blow or it blows too hard. Meanwhile, fossils fuels pollute more because […]
By: Diane Benjamin If you still think turbines are green technology that will save the world – GROW UP. The BLACK is oil. It takes a LOT of oil to make pretend green. When not maintained, oil is thrown all over the ground beneath them. I could post many stories about wind – start […]
By: Diane Benjamin Update to this story: https://blnnews.com/2017/01/24/turbine-blade-failure-by-ellsworth/ It’s impossible to see where the blade landed since these pics were taken around two weeks after it fell off. I’m assuming at fell where all the tracks are. Click on the pics to enlarge. . . .
By: Diane Benjamin Yesterday the McLean County Board passed a new Wind Farm ordinance that benefits developers over people. Livingston County had a referendum on their last ballot asking whether a 1600 feet setback was enough, the voters there said NO. McLean’s ordinance is a measly 1500 feet from any occupied home – not the […]
By: Diane Benjamin I attended the rebuttal hearing held by the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals last night. Did you know this board has ZERO elected officials, all members are appointees. County staff attends and can ask questions, but nobody is on this board that can be voted out of office. Invenergy was there. […]
By: Diane Benjamin The County Zoning Board of Appeals will continue the hearing on changes to the wind ordinance on November 1st. The hearing earlier this month allowed time for all to speak who signed up, but time ran out of rebuttal testimony. This hearing is only for that rebuttal testimony. No one who didn’t […]
The sound system at this meeting was NOT the new system. I heard at the meeting it was, that information was false. The new system should be installed in the next 10days to 2 weeks. _______________________________ A reader commented that the Pantagraph “corrected” the story in today’s paper. Unless another story is done and posted […]
The wind turbines are all dead again! No wind, no electricity. I could post another 18 second video, but it would look the same as the one below. ______________________________________________ By: Diane Benjamin Did you know wind energy doesn’t work when there is NO wind? Bet you can’t wait for the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant to […]
By: Diane Benjamin If you know anyone being approached by a Wind Farm company now – get this to them. These companies will attempt to get landowners to sign contracts even before a wind farm is approved! Make sure they DON’T sign without knowing the facts! These companies are not above saying the neighbors have […]
By: Diane Benjamin Recently the wind turbines east of Bloomington have frequently been dead. See this SHORT video from a few minutes ago: The McLean County Board approved the initial wind farm on 9/20/2005. Approval included the below: Thanks to County Board member Susan Schafer for sending it to me back in 2013. Twelve years […]
By: Diane Benjamin This turbine is on Leroy-Lexington black top, just south of Route 9. All those black spots are fossil fuels! Livingston County will be voting again on a new wind farm. A YES vote is a vote to kill birds and throw oil in fields. A YES votes means tax payers will be […]
By: Diane Benjamin It’s a great morning! It’s so foggy out here in the country I can’t see the wind turbines! I know I have readers who know a lot more about these things than I do, so tell me why many of these monstrosities are developing brown spots. Yep, the pictures aren’t clear. I don’t […]
Story #1: IKEA/APEX Wind Farm Non-payment Causes Liens to be Filed Against Local Farmers – IKEA (the furniture company) and APEX (a wind energy company) failed to make payments to Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLS from Auburn, Indiana. The failure of IKEA and APEX to make their payments in a timely manner is now causing issues […]
by: Diane Benjamin Do you want to flip a switch and get light? How about charge your cell phone? How about the other 1000’s of things that take electricity, want those to work on demand? Wind and solar will never do that. The wind doesn’t always blow or it blows too hard. Last time I […]
The REAL news has to come from other countries since America no longer has unbiased and fair media. Source: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57556?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook Wind turbines need a constant supply of electricity “Parasitic Consumption”—Wind-Farms By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser (Bio and Archives) Thursday, August 29, 2013 In case you are afraid that “Parasitic Consumption” (PC) refers to little mites eating the wind turbines, […]
by Rich Kozlovich Posted: June 23, 2013 Jessica Marszelek, federal politics reporter for Australia’s News Limited Network, recently posted an article titled, “Australia: Wind power ‘terrorising’ rural communities.” Some 150 people turned up for a three-hour rally at Canberra’s Parliament House, she reported, to express their concern about the health effects of wind turbines. The residents […]
From the June 2013 issue of Popular Science: The environmental crowd is changing the weather!
Once again, the real newscomes from OUTSIDE the United States Oil companies face heavy fines: Wind farms get a free pass Seven oil companies have recently been charged in federal court with killing migratory birds that died after allegedly landing in oil waste pits in western North Dakota. The charges involve 28 dead birds that […]