Something to ponder as the storms are rolling in:
We received this in an email: Check these links out-sounds like Orangeville is potentially more screwed up than Vermilion County:
> illegal bid process in Orangeville:
> they actually caught the town board allowing the Invenergy sales rep full access to their office/files/computers, and the board defended it and people were PO’d that Jensen wrote about it:
> Invenergy siting/permitting process bait and switch:
> he’s the one who reported on the blade break:
> Invenergy’s Orangeville Wind Farm (formerly known as the Stony Creek Wind project) experienced a catastrophic blade break. The project, which is still under construction includes 58 GE 1.6-100 wind turbines (94 megawatts). The turbines were scheduled for commission the second week of December 2013. Witnesses at the site told WindAction that blade debris flew past the 511-foot safety zone set by the town. This setback distance was requested by Eric Miller from Invenergy to get more turbines in a smaller area. General Electric said 1.5 times hub height plus rotor diameter or 885’ would be necessary.
> Orangeville/Invenergyville/Vermilion county’s lost twin sister?
> Invenergy lost a lawsuit filed by a man who had a cabin near where they wanted to site one of the Orangeville turbines, when all else failed, Invenergy tried to argue that the cabin was not a dwelling and set backs shouldn’t apply