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Early Action in August All at the Cape

July 30, 2011

August 1, Bourne: Monday’s hearing of the Cape Cod Commission regarding the siting of 4 industrial wind turbines close to the Bournedale Elementary School is a must-attend event for concerned citizens on the Cape. The hearing begins at  5 pm at the Upper Cape Regional Technical High School at  220 Sandwich Road, Bourne. It is the final hearing to consider the New Generation Wind proposal. The project will place turbines within 550 feet of an access road and 1000 feet of the school–an unconscionable safety risk.

Flyer on turbine hearing

responsiblewindenergy.org urges testimony aginst NGW project too close to school.

Revised site plan documents NGW submitted to the CCC show that placing turbines in Massachusetts pits owners of open tracts of land who want to site these turbines against residents and other uses (in this case NSTAR utility lines).

August 3, Brewster: The film “Pandora’s Pinwheels: Realities of Life with Wind Turbines” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Brewster Ladies Library at 1822 Main Street (Rt. 6A). The program is free and open to the public. A Q&A will follow with filmmakers Lilli Green and Preston Ribnick. Brewster Citizens for Responsible Energy sponsors the screening. The film documents the reports of people who experience adverse effects from living in close proximity to wind turbines and includes interviews with over 15 experts who explain complex concepts in easy-to-understand language.

August 4, Woods Hole: The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Windfall by Laura Israel. Write-up is below the calendar on the events page.

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