Dr. Pierpont said “Yes!” (Australia)

Mar 1, 2011


Dear Dr Pierpont,

As you are aware, the Senate Community Affairs References Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the social and economic impacts of rural wind farms, and to which you made a submission.

The Committee will be holding a public hearing on Friday, 25 March 2011 in Canberra. The Committee would like to invite you to appear via teleconference from 10.00 am to 10.45 am AEDT (7.00 pm to 7.45 pm on Thursday, 24 March 2011 in New York, NY).

Can you please advise at your earliest convenience whether you are available to appear at this time; and if so, please provide the telephone number on which the Committee can reach you?

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Dunstone
Senior Research Officer
Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs

Dr. Pierpont said “Yes!”

  1. Comment by Anonymous on 03/01/2011 at 1:23 pm

    This is great news, Nina and Calvin! Your dedication and commitment to deliver the “real facts” is appreciated by those of us who see the “big picture” with regard to this issue. We can only hope the US will soon follow Australia’s lead and begin to take a serious look at the “facts.”

  2. Comment by Lisa Linowes, Industrial Wind Action on 03/01/2011 at 3:30 pm


    Editor’s note: Lisa Linowes is President of the Industrial Wind Action Group.

  3. Comment by Sheila K. Bowen on 03/01/2011 at 5:02 pm

    That is wonderul, Calvin! Is there any way that Nina’s testimony could be available on you website after the hearing is completed? Thanks you for all that you do fo us!

  4. Comment by Dr Sarah Laurie on 03/01/2011 at 4:38 pm

    We are absolutely delighted that the Australian Federal Senate Committee, who are holding the inquiry into Rural Wind Farms, have invited Dr Pierpont to give evidence. On behalf of everyone in Australia with an interest in seeing these health issues taken seriously and properly investigated further I would like to publicly thank her for agreeing to do so.

    Kindest regards

    Dr Sarah Laurie
    Medical Director, Waubra Foundation

  5. Comment by Eric Bibler on 03/01/2011 at 10:15 pm

    Wonderful news! Thanks to both of you, Nina and Calvin, for your tireless efforts to raise public awareness of this issue and for your support for those who need it most.

    I look forward to having access to all of the testimony one day.

    With heartfelt thanks,


  6. Comment by Colette McLean on 03/02/2011 at 11:58 am

    This is such great news! The exact same hope I had for Ontario during the appeal proceedings. At least Australia will reap the benefits of your impeccable case study outlined in WTS. This will have reverberations I hope to other countries.

    A Big Thanks!!!

  7. Comment by Tracy Whitworth on 03/02/2011 at 3:50 pm

    Awesome! Good luck Dr. Pierpont! With your knowledge and expertise, you will be an excellent presenter at the hearing.


  8. Comment by Jack Goellner on 03/02/2011 at 4:12 pm

    Prophets without honor—or insufficient honor, at least—in their own country are sometimes acclaimed in other countries.

    Hurrah for Nina and those Aussies who know how to honor a true prophet!

  9. Comment by Barry on 03/02/2011 at 5:23 pm

    Great to hear! Australia (and now Canada) are at least making a national effort to get to the truth. Sadly, the US Government is still full steam ahead backing indiscriminate siting.

    Let the truth be exposed!

  10. Comment by Melodie Burkett on 03/03/2011 at 5:05 am

    Our deepest gratitude for blazing the trail. Godspeed!

  11. Comment by Rosemary Mesley on 03/03/2011 at 2:34 pm

    Best wishes, and thank you for all your time, dedication and for doing it with the right intent, integrity, for the right reason—and to do no harm.

  12. Comment by Rick James on 03/04/2011 at 7:50 pm

    I am so pleased that Australia is beginning to recognize the need to understand the adverse effects.

    Please keep me informed as to where I can read the results of this hearing.

  13. Comment by Dr Marjorie Wellby on 03/06/2011 at 2:42 am

    I would appreciate an email address, because I believe I may have something to add to the debate.

    Editor’s reply: Email me at rushton@westelcom.com.

  14. Comment by Bill Palmer on 03/06/2011 at 8:08 pm

    Excellent news! Thank you for agreeing to appear before the hearing!

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