What is it like to live near a wind turbine?
Hear from Vermonters in their own words.
“The (turbine) noise dominates your life."
— Melodie McLane, Lives 3700 feet from David Blittersdorf's georgia mountain turbines (2.5 MW Goldwind Turbines 426 feet tall)
“Like a diesel truck inside my house for 24 hours. It is ridiculously loud most of the time.”
— Sam Mason, Lives less than a mile from green Mountain Power's Lowell Turbines (3 MW Vestas v112 459 feet tall)
“We were not against the turbines before they went in [but after] we were dizzy, had vertigo like you wouldn't believe. ”
— Luann Therrien, Lived 3/4th of a mile from the Sheffield Wind Turbines(2.5 MW Clipper Turbines 418 feet tall)
“We were not aware they were going to produce the kind of noise they produce.”
— Reggie Johnson, Lives less than a mile from David Blittersdorf's georgia mountain turbines (2.5 MW Goldwind Turbines 426 feet tall)
“I believed what I was told, that there wouldn't be any sound and I wouldn't hear anything. I was lied to.”
— Sandy Waterman, Lives less than a mile GReeen Mountain Power's turbines in Lowell (3 MW Vestas v112 459 feet tall)
“Have they adversely affected our lives? Yes. Whoever is at the tail-end of that turbine pays the price.”
— Matt Parisi, lives less than a mile from David Blittersdorf's georgia mountain turbineS (2.5 MW Goldwind Turbines 426 feet tall)
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