Vermont Lawmakers Look Into Health Impacts of Wind Power

Although no meaningful legislation on ridgeline wind development is likely to emerge this legislative session, that’s not stopping Vermont lawmakers from looking into its potential health impacts.

WCAX.Com MONTPELIER, Vt. – Alexei Rubenstein, April 24 2013

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony from victims, researchers and doctors concerned about a combination of symptoms that may be caused by low infra-sound vibrations– from headaches to sleep loss.

Luann Therrien and her family live within 1 mile of the Sheffield project. She says turbines have taken their toll on the whole family.

“To have a jet engine sound– sounds like it’s going over your house– day after day, night after night, and it doesn’t go away. And you can’t sleep and it’s agitating. I’ve been put on pills for depression, my husband’s been put on pills for depression,” Therrien said.

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