Calling for a TRULY Independent Health Commission
Capturing the Western Massachusetts focus in her video report of the hearing on July 9, 2013, WWLP 22 News reporter Christine Lee showed the public benches with the residents from Brimfield waiting to testify. Lee said in her commentary, “Wind Turbine critics claim living near turbines cause increased stress, blood pressure and headaches.”
[Editor’s note: be sure to listen to the report. The text on the WWLP page does not always match the sound clips.].
In her interview with Ray Hartman from Shelburne outside the chamber, he discusses the panel MassDEP and MDPH convened in 2011 to review the literature on wind turbine health impacts.
“Many people on the panel have connections to the wind industry, they’re funded by Big Wind, they’re predisposed to Big Wind, they’re philosophically in favor of Big Wind, and so you’re not going to get an objective study when that is the case,” Raymond Hartman said.”
Of the bills before the Joint Committee on Public Health, Lee has a clip with the governor reiterating that if a bill for a health study comes to his desk, he would sign it.