Rob Kovach, a spokesman for Lasee, said no one is pursuing legal action, but the senator has worked closely with three families who have left their homes in Glenmore as a result of poor health they say were caused by low-frequency noise generated by the turbines.The only problem is that there is nothing showing that the windmills are creating
“They could (sue) before, but this is more specific ... saying the thing was sited legally is not a defense,” Kovach said.
the problems they're being accused of creating:
“For example, even though the wind opponents in the Highland case tried their best, as all three PSC Commissioners noted, there was no evidence that the wind turbines at Shirley caused the health problems of those residents.”To prove his point, Lasee has issued a press release saying that it's up to the wind power companies to prove something that doesn't exist doesn't indeed exist:
In tests conducted at Shirley Wind Farm in December, scientists did not find a correlation that the low-frequency noise was responsible for the residents’ health effects, but recommended further testing at the site. Tests from the Shirley site were used to determine the feasibility of the Highland farm.
State Senator Frank Lasee is standing up for families that have been hurt by 500 foot tall industrial wind turbines, demanding proof that these towers are safe before more are built. Democrats and environmental activists are pushing for more wind power in Wisconsin despite a lack of impartial scientific evidence showing that industrial wind turbines are safe.
"I have spoken with children who have suffered a range of symptoms and families that have beenforced to move after 500 foot tall industrial wind turbines were built near their homes. The harm caused by these 500 foot tall industrial wind turbines is real. The science purporting to showing they are safe doesn’t exist," said Lasee.
"Until we have solid scientific evidence showing that 500 foot tall industrial wind turbines are safe, we should stop subjecting Wisconsin families to the physical and financial harm they cause," stated Senator Lasee.
Even as this bit of hsckery is going on, we also have State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-Around the Bend) and State Representative Andrey Jacque (R-Groundhog's Day) want to make it harder for people suffering from mesothelioma, a fatal lung disease caused by asbestos, to sue for the damages they have suffered:
Proponents say Assembly Bill 19 would reduce "double dipping" and fraud by people claiming damages from asbestos-related and other personal injuries.Obviously, this is a big problem in Wisconsin, right? Not really:
Opponents charge that the bill and its companion, Senate Bill 13, would throw up so many barriers to compensation that people suffering from mesothelioma — a fatal lung disease caused by asbestos — or other illnesses or injuries could die before they collect their money.
The bills' sponsors acknowledge they're not aware of any abusive practices in Wisconsin involving so-called "personal injury trusts," which are accounts companies set up to pay claims to injured parties after the companies go bankrupt. The most common are those set up by now-defunct asbestos manufacturers.Hmm. So, unlike the imaginary damage caused by windmills, the diseases caused by asbestos is very real. And there is no known examples of someone abusing their right to seek redress for the damage caused to them.
So why are they pushing this unnecessary bill?
Oh, of course!
But similar bills have been passed in Ohio and are under consideration in Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas and elsewhere, according to Brendan Fischer of the Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy. Fischer's group tracks legislation initiated by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a corporate-funded hothouse for conservative, business-friendly legislation.Is it any wonder that people are fleeing the state in droves?
Sponsors Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, and Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, both said they are or have been ALEC members, but they denied the controversial group had anything to do with the bill. Grothman said the legislation was written by the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Cook said his group did not consult with ALEC on the bill.
Jacque said his goal is not to delay justice for anyone deserving compensation but shield Wisconsin companies from "unscrupulous" attorneys and claimants.
"There's a reason why they (opponents) are trying to use emotion and muddle the facts on the legislation, because they don't want to have a debate on the merits," he said.
We have the corporate controlled Republicans passing laws attacking problems that don't exist and preventing people from addressing serious, life-threatening problems that do exist.
This type of madness is when corporate special interests - especially out of state special interests - just come in and buy your legislature and governor.