Feb 9, 2012

Wind farms, the Waubra Foundation and a post-office box

Senator John Madigan is due to call for a total moratorium on all wind farm development while the rest of the world reached a record level of output, with wind now contributing 3% of the world’s electricity generation.

On January 24 I was interviewed in prime time by ABC 702’s breakfast radio host Adam Spencer about wind farms and health. During the interview, I noted that two prominent anti-wind farm groups, the Waubra Foundation and the Australian Landscape Guardians, shared a post-office box with a mining investment company.

The president of the Australian Landscape Guardians Inc, Randall Bell, subsequently emailed the producer of  Spencer’s program as follows (the anti-wind farm movement is thankfully both infiltrated by leaking rats and populated by naïve individuals who drop such gems into one’s inbox):

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6 thoughts on “Wind farms, the Waubra Foundation and a post-office box

  1. Joe Magill

    Mr Bell states “I have been busy reading 9 peer reviewed reports published these last few months on infrasound and the health impacts of industrial wind turbines.” Perhaps he can list where these peer reviewed reports were published?

  2. [email protected]

    I recall Adam Spencer giving a lecture at the Hornsby RSL which included an educational on “greenwashing”. Perhaps Adam Spencer should heed his own words.

  3. scarrot

    It’s worth noting that the directors of the Waubra foundation are not independent.

    Peter Mitchell objects to Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, in his backyard.
    Sarah Laurie objects to Crystal Brook Wind Farm, in her backyard.
    Tony Hodgson objects to Collector Wind Farm, in his backyard.
    Michael Wooldridge objects to Bald Hills Wind Farm, in his backyard.
    Kathy Russell objects to Mount Pollack Wind Farm, in her backyard.

    No-one from Waubra sits on the board.

    If this was a serious organisation really dedicated to medical research, they’d hire a serious medical professional to run the show, not an ex-doctor who has mislead the public on multiple occasions about her medical qualifications. And they’d at least pretend to be independent of Mitchell’s resources company by choosing a different PO Box and different staff.

  4. AR

    It’s amazing how all the illness & ailments claimed to be due to windfarms are 100% cured by cash.

  5. John Newton

    I’m surprised there isn’t an anti-windmill group with the name Don Quixote fou8ndation – now there was a windmill hater.,

    But what is truly scandalous is that the NSW government is bowing to the pressure of the Quixotes and ignoring the scientifically verified dangers of CSG. For the latest on that front look for the Bamberger and Oswald report on impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health, an American study released in January. That is real and scary.

  6. Darren

    Yes, why are we worried about wind farms when we have CSG, just about ut the scariest energy extraction imaginable

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