“Gale of Opinion” Unleashed in DPU Hearing
Andersen said he hoped state officials would visit the homes of people living near wind turbines but, because he didn’t expect that to happen, he had brought a speaker to replicate the “infrasound” from the turbines near his home in Falmouth.
Andersen said the inaudible sound would likely cause people in the auditorium to become sick, but that he would like to let it run during the remainder of the hearing.
“One thing I can guarantee you is that nobody is going to fall asleep,” he said.
After a quick consultation DPU hearing officer Robert Shea said he was worried about the liability of making people sick if what Andersen said was true.
“I’m not by any means minimizing the complaint you report here,” he said. Watch the video.
“Thank you,” Andersen said. “I don’t have any recording.”
The fact that the mere threat of experiencing the same symptoms as turbine neighbors worried Shea and the other state officials in attendance was enough, he said. Watch another clip.
The WXTK-95 newsradio program hosted by Ed Lambert discussed the hearing. Listen to the 10-minute clip. Lambert believes
The “regulators” at the DPU have already come up with the guidelines. All this is eye-wash, in my opinion, because they’ve already come up with the guidelines. They’re just doing this to make people feel good, and “oh yes, we’re listening to you: the pros and the cons.”