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The concerned group, WISCONSIN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS OPPOSING WINDTURBINE SITES (WINDCOWS),  was formed by a  concerned group of citizens to protect the health, safety and well being of all citizens in regards to the proposed 474 foot tall, 49  turbine Twin Creeks Wind Farm which is proposed for the Townships of Mishicot, Two Creeks and Two Rivers.
   
Navitas Energy, a privately owned company, of which 75% is foreign owned, has successfully obtained a conditional use permit to start construction of the Twin Creeks Wind Farm.  Another wind farm being planned  by Emerging Energies consists of about 7 turbines just west of the Twin Creeks Wind Farm.   And to those of you from other counties, other states,  you will not know that your backyards may be next, until it is too late.  The Energy Companies and County officials work together to keep these projects quiet, as suggested in a report from the state of Wisconsin, A Study of Wind Energy Development in Wisconsin, until all permits required to proceed are in place. 

The presence of these turbines will negatively affect our community in many ways.   Wind energy is expensive and inefficient.  We feel all taxpayers of all Counties should be informed about  projects of this magnitude, not just those few who will be reaping thousands of dollars annually for allowing these turbines to be sited on their property.  We are working with citizens  from Calumet, Fondulac, Door, Kewaunee, Dane, Shawano, Trempealeau, Rock, and other communities to assure that we have equal representation at the local and state level.

So please, since they did not feel it was necessary to inform you, contact your town board members, your county board members, your county supervisors, your state legislators, and DNR officials.  Ask them, if these wind farms are such a great idea, why did they feel the need to bend the rules and sneak this in the back door to make this happen?   It seems they are out to benefit themselves, the energy companies, and the few landowners ( who did not feel the need to inform the neighbors) who will be having turbines sited on their property, with absolutely no consideration for all for the remaining landowners of this county.

Citizens Opposing Wind-turbine Sites (WINDCOWS) would like to encourage you to join the group.  (WINDCOWS)  they feel the need to protect this community,  because these proposed wind farms will have such an enormous impact on all residents in the area.
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WINDCOWS are committed to research and provide the most accurate information possible about  industrial wind farms proposed for our communities , to educate about the realities of wind energy, and to research alternative renewable energy options for our area. If there is anything you find on our website that is inaccurate, please contact us immediately at info@windcows.com.  We will be glad to verify any information and correct any errors.


WINDCOWS are committed to research and provide the most accurate information possible about  industrial wind farms proposed for our communities , to educate about the realities of wind energy, and to research alternative renewable energy options for our area. If there is anything you find on our website that is inaccurate, please contact us immediately at info@windcows.com.  We will be glad to verify any information and correct any errors.

WIND TURBINES HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES

Proponents of wind energy erroneously overstate the benefits and reliability of wind turbines, and at the same time understate the adverse effects.
From an environmental point of view, if the tax dollars spent on wind energy would be invested to improve, even more the efficiency of existing fuel plants and reducing their emissions, to improve vehicle efficiency, to make homes and businesses more energy efficient and encourage conservation, the benefits would greatly exceed anything the turbines can promise, and would not violate our rights as property owners.

Wisconsin has a renewable energy policy that takes away property rights by allowing inadequate setbacks, and lenient restrictions.  It forces the use of wind turbines despite their inefficiency and adverse effects.  It causes local governments to be blinded by potential income, and forces them to deal with the aggressive nature of the wind-farm developers.  Wind-farm developers prey on landowners with financial hardships, including local officials, some of whom are now facing conflict of interest charges. This policy, with virtually no restraints, overwhelmingly favors the energy companies, while landowner’s rights become extinct. 

It is time our media and government (most of whom reside far away from any turbines), begin evaluating, investigating and verifying claims made by the wind industry.  We must stop irresponsible wind-factory implementation and wasting taxpayer money with the band-aid approach and premature decisions that will have a negative affect on our future. 

Wind can do little to eliminate our need for foreign oil.  With only 3 percent of US oil consumption being used to generate electricity and due to the un-reliable nature of wind energy, wind will at best deliver only small amounts of electricity at high costs to the consumer.  Industrial wind development will not meet goals to reduce fuel prices and  reduce US dependency on foreign oil.  We must redirect the substantial tax subsidies to fund conservation and efficiency incentives in both home and business environments.
IT IS ADMIRABLE TO WANT TO SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT.
BUT WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SACRIFICE HEALTH, SAFEETY, QUALITY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY VALUES TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL.  WE ARE NOT FIGHTING THE EFFORT TO SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT, WE ARE FIGHTING TO BE PART OF A BETTER SOLUTION.
WORKING TO EDUCATE COMMUNITIES ON THE TRUTHS AND
REALITIES
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WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT