At the turn of the decade, the anti-wind lobby escalated its campaign of exaggeration, cherry-picking, and scare tactics. Just five years later, community members from regional Victoria are saying enough is enough.
Ballarat local Sandra Hawkins calls out Senator John Madigan for perpetuating the scare campaign that claims wind turbines are a public health risk. The following letter to the editor was published by The Courier:
SENATOR John Madigan says the Abbott government should listen to doctors when it comes to healthcare reform.
Why doesn’t Senator Madigan take his own advice and listen to the doctors on wind energy?
The Australian Medical Association, Victorian Department of Health and others show wind energy is clean and safe. Yet the actions of Senator Madigan perpetuate the wind/health scare campaign.
Opposition to wind energy technology comes from the political fringe.
Senator John Madigan’s wind energy inquiry (witch-hunt) is the current manifestation of this dynamic.
Fringe politicians who where elected on preference deals and only managed a a trickle of primary votes — such as Sen. Madigan, Sen. Bob Day (Family First), and Sen. David Leyonhjelm (Lib Dems) — are over-represented on the wind energy inquiry.
To ensure that the pro-renewable energy viewpoint of mainstream Australia is heard, we’re calling on people to sign our petition calling for a fair wind inquiry.
- Sign our petition calling for Senator Madigan to run a fair wind energy inquiry.
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