Wind Turbines in Lake Erie, what are they thinking? —SAY NO!
Stop this insanity now and please let your legislators know you don’t want wind turbines constructed in the source of our lake drinking water and tell them to “VOTE NO” to Wind Turbine Construction off Erie County in Lake Erie.
Call: PA Rep. Curt Sonney: 814-897-2080 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call: State Senator Dan Laughlin: 814-453-2515
Call: Congressman Mike Kelly: 814-454-8190
These 600 ft. high industrial wind turbines would be built on very large platforms dug deep into our lake bed and would lead to the following:
1. Very High Potential Contamination of our Lake Drinking Water – Turbine construction in Lake Erie will dig up prior decades of cancer-causing toxins from below the lake bed.
• Lake Erie was very polluted in the 50’s and 60’s. It’s still there under the surface.
2. Loss of our outstanding lake views and impact on fishing and tourism
• Who would want to view a lake sunset only to have it obscured by hundreds of 600’ wind turbines with constant flashing red light beacons off shore in the lake?
• Would you want to eat a Lake Erie fish dinner subject to toxins?
3. Wind turbine construction in Lake Erie VIOLATES the Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment in our PA constitution that guarantees: “The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and the preservation of Pennsylvania’s natural scenic, historic, and esthetic values of the environment.”
Our State Representative, Curt Sonney, introduced these bills.
House Bill 685 – Authorizing the PA Department of General Services to lease up to 10,000 acres of submerged lands within Erie County for utility scale offshore wind energy facilities; providing for collection of royalty payments. Call all our representatives listed above and tell them this is a bad idea.
House Bill 441 – An act to allow wind turbines on preserved farmland. Landowners receive significant tax breaks for having their land “preserved as agriculture” in this state program.
— Neighbors for Responsible North East President Matt Putnam