Frank Lasee Breaks Wind Again

State Senator Frank Lasee ( R-Flatulence) seems determined to break wind. Wind power, that is.

Last October Lasee sought a moratorium on new construction of wind turbines until the Public Service Commission received a report from the Department of Health Services on the possible health effects of wind farms. To date there is no evidence to suggest that wind turbines cause so-called ” Wind Turbine Syndrome”, though researchers have conceded that the noise of a turbine can be an annoyance .  Of course, so can freeway traffic, airports, railroad yards, barking dogs, late night parties, college frat houses and infant children, among myriad other things.

Now Lasee wants local communities to have authority to set their own requirements for siting wind turbines instead of adhering to a statewide standard. Lasee says he’s heard from several people claiming that wind turbines are causing them health problems. Just like Michelle Bachmann heard from a woman that the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation in her daughter.

Lasee made no comment on the potential annoyances from nuclear power plants.



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  1. I am a victim of “so-called” wind turbine syndrome and it should not be taken lightly. Severe angina symptoms occur with my heart that has a quadruple by-pass and two stents. Now the summer home I had planned to retire to is useless to me because of the Rollins Project built by First Wind in Lincoln Lakes, Maine. I have been to camp once all summer. The low frequency sound waves eminating from wind turbines are highly controlled in industry by OSHA, but the wind industry gets an undeserved pass on this.

    Local control is important rather than state standards. As long as a state is in cahoots with wind power developers, there will never be adequate standards to protect people. In Maine, we zealously guard our local control and 36 communities have already adopted local ordinances that are more restrictive than the state “model ordinance” for wind. What does that tell you?

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