I try to remember that there is much more happening in this War Against Wind Energy than reaches my knowledge sphere. But, I did need your powerful reminder that a picture is worth a thousand words, and there are more encouraging pictures amidst the discouraging ones from the many Battle Fronts than I recalled.
God is working in many places; the Numbers ARE more than I can conceive. I must newly seek to remember this and recognize when I am being pulled-down into the depths of desperation.
Those “small victories” are welcomed with gratitude, and I know they represent the valiant efforts of ALL the Local Warriors Against Wind Energy across-the-globe, without whom no ground would be held nor retaken.
One of the most encouraging truths I discerned as we began our battles in Navajo County, was that the seemingly little things started to go in our favor, although our ultimate goal was continually stymied. The LORD regularly renewed my strength and resolve as He showed me the local effects of each small victory won outside Our Own Backyard.
As we made tiny inroads in the nefarious threats of wind development in Antelope Valley, the distant victories caused ripple effects that helped to enlarge our tiny ones. With every one, we were able to forestall the threatened inevitable, until all the factors merged to give Our Backyard the Big Victory for the present and, at least the near future.
Our own Ambient Noise Study, and proof of at least one Golden Eagle Nest one mile from the project boundary, helped to stymy RES’ plans! Every delay is a true victory buying Time to deploy such weaponry, as God works the Big Picture.
We didn’t succeed in eliminating the immediate threat to our Fellow-Warriors across the county, but in that much larger community, there were too many people ignorant of the truth who did not want to hear it. They wanted to welcome Iberdrola to invade more deeply into their peaceful home. One town gladly accepted a $5000. “bribe” to improve the Library.
They won; now they have IWTs two miles from residences – which is actually a better setback than the county enshrined in its unlawful “ordinance” – because Iberdrola actually realized they’d better give more buffer than they would have if we had not given them a good fight.
That small setback victory was won out of fear of the fact their existing IWTs were destroying a Geodesic Dome house that had been featured in a national Home magazine! Made especially clear to them when they knew we were conducting Ambient Noise Studies in all the threatened rural neighborhoods. Minimum results of 17.5dBA on my property to ~22.5dBA in other locations – including their new site, must have gotten their attention! [My advice to all threatened communities is, do whatever you can to conduct ANS studies BEFORE the invasion! We had a very capable Engineer, not an acoustics engineer, who did the work with high-quality rented equipment and wrote excellent reports. The developers may squeal about lack of proper credentials, but they will take notice of the low results.]
I apologize for letting tunnel-vision blind me to the reality of the huge gains each and every “small victory” by Fellow-Warrriors represents in the Global War Against the Wind.
But, I am infuriated and saddened by all the INNOCENT Cannon Fodder struck down as we fight the battles. As I know that You, Dr. Pierpont, and all of the Readers of Wind Turbine Syndrome.com are, also.
My prayers are with you, Australia, as:
YES! INDEED, YOU SHALL PREVAIL!!!
AND, SO SHALL WE ALL, WITH GOD’S BLESSING!!!
Wind Turbine Syndrome Refugee
Navajo County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Comment by Ella on 05/15/2013 at 8:35 am
What a well done video! It sure speaks volumes.
Praying for the people of Australia that they will prevail!