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Falmouth Conference on Human Rights

October 15, 2012

There is no shortage of personal hardship when residents endure wind turbine development. Encounters from Australia to Canada to Cape Cod and Southeast Massachusetts will be explored at the Falmouth Conference on Human Rights on November 10, 2012. Science, medicine and engineering will all be called upon to explain the impacts of living too close to industrial wind turbines.

An international line-up of speakers includes Carmen Krogh of Ontario, Canada, and Dr. Sarah Laurie of the Waubra Foundation in Australia. Speakers from the U.S. include Dr. Nina Pierpont, John Droz and Curt Devlin. Local speakers Lilli Green and Preston Ribnik, from Wellfleet, will also talk about the human toll they captured in their  documentary as they interviewed victims of industrial-scale wind.

Community panelists from turbine-impacted towns in Massachusetts will describe declining health in affected families and economic fallout–to homeowners and local governments–from wind development.

Organizers David Moriarty of Falmouth and Marsh Rosenthal of Savoy promise an unvarnished picture of this human rights concern. Moriarty said, the community panelists “are encouraged to tell the conference and the media about the extraordinary measures that they have had to take to engage attorneys and to communicate their plight to the larger public.”

The forum runs from 1 :00 to 4:00 pm at the Falmouth Public Library at 300 Main Street. The free program is open to the public and refreshments will be offered.

For further information, to donate or help out, contact David Moriarty (waveydavei@aol.com or 774-521-8474) or Marsh Rosenthal (marshsue@verizon.net  or 413-743-5256).

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