Human Rights Group Hosts Discussion On Wind
Falmouth Public Library on Saturday, November 10, from 1 to 4 PM
Falmouth Committee on Human Rights will discuss problems with wind turbines near homes. The conference will entertain discussion on principles weighed by communities and decision makers regarding wind turbine siting. The central topic will look at whether energy and environmental goals should allow communities to lose their interest in human rights and human dignity.
Planned for the November 10 are presentations by Dr. Nina Pierpoint, author of Wind Turbine Syndrome; Dr. Sarah Laurie of the Waubra Foundation from Australia, which studies health effects of wind turbines; Carmen Krogh, specialist in pharmacology and the human rights challenge posed by industrial wind power, from Ontario, Canada; John Droz, physicist and expert in the political economics of wind power; Kurt Tromposch, retired engineer; Lilli Green and Preston Ribnik, who have documented the experiences of Australians who live near turbines. Mr. Krogh and Mr. Droz will be at the conference in person while the other members will connect via internet video
A panel of people from southeastern New England will relate experiences living with the turbines and the challenges encountered with local boards of health and boards of selectmen. There will be time for questions and answers.
Human rights work in the context of environmental and energy issues is not new. The siting of any energy producing operation - including wind turbines, nuclear power plants, coal powered plants, etc., will always involve human rights concerns. “Neighbors must endeavor to be the best neighbor to the neighborhood. The progress toward a better human condition then becomes a direct function of how we live out our convictions to our neighbors, in our community,”
Mark Cool - Falmouth resident.
Please come and ask the question that need asking.