Independent Report Advances State of Science, Debunks Myths
Ben Carmichael, CLF: 617-850-1743
Sue Reid, CLF: 617-669-2182
BOSTON, MA January 17, 2012 – In response to a report released today by an independent panel of experts who analyzed a slate of topics related to potential wind energy health impacts on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following statement from Sue Reid, VP and director, CLF Massachusetts:
“This new, independent study advances the state of science and debunks common misunderstandings regarding potential health impacts of wind turbines,” said Sue Reid, VP and director, CLF Massachusetts. “The report shows that some of the most common arguments about wind turbine health impacts are not supported by the science, and it should serve as a helpful tool to inform siting decisions by public officials. Importantly, the report should be considered together with the overwhelming evidence of the known health benefits of wind energy, including benefits associated with avoided greenhouse gases and other harmful pollution that is commonly caused by traditional power plants.”
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. Using the law, science and the market, CLF creates solutions that preserve natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy region-wide. Founded in 1966, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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