Who We Are ?
Hello, my name is Carolyn Martin. I moved to beautiful Arkansas in 2013 from Virginia. I've enjoyed this small town for years. Figured I would just stay on the farm till the end of days, looking at the clear starry skies, the foggy mornings and sunny days. Listening to the peepers, coyotes and song birds
In 2008, a wind
farm company came to Berryville and the
County Judge at the time, was told this area did not have enough wind velocity and they would not be back. They came back in 2 years with a different county judge. We don't know what was said, but the first land lease was in 2016. We heard rumors, but laughed, thinking, no way can they maneuver 200' long blades on this narrow road with sharp corners.
The county roads are no longer an obstacle and the project could begin this year. We appreciate your support. Please contact me asap to save our county and yours from 600' industrial wind turbines. No proven need, Not green, Not Clean and No proof of lowering anyone's electric bill
I would like to thank my neighbors, friends, new facebook friends for helping with this project. This would not be possible without the help of my "original trio of women", your insight, experience and knowledge is much appreciated!
You can never be too prepared.
Silence is consent.
We are here to keep the "ark" in Arkansas
Arkansas, the "Natural State" is one of only a handful of states without Wind Industrial Turbines (WIT). Let's keep Arkansas free from wind turbines. A wind farm project has been proposed for Carroll County, Arkansas, a gateway to the Kings River and many more tourist attractions.
- 300 new jobs: Most wind companies bring in the same experienced
constructions teams with them.
- Hotel and restaurant business increase: Green Forest and Berryville either don't not have hotels or RV sites or they stay full with locals.
- Tax revenue: 25 million over 30 years is less than a million per year. One wind rep, stated 1 million per school per year, which is obviously wrong.
- Landowner payments: Yes, its is true they will pay. However, much lower than many other states. Many factors determine the amount which can change for various reasons.
- Risk of the health, safety and well-being of all residents, livestock, pets and wildlife.
- Improper siting on karst terrain. Our northwest Arkansas is the most karst area in all of Arkansas. There is potential damage to our springs and sandstone stability during excavation, construction and use.
- Risk of soil erosion due to the removal of karst top soil.
- Removing, clear cutting our trees, is removal of natural tornado buffer zone.
- Risk of interference with phone service, internet and emergency communication devices.
- Risk of delaying Air Ambulance services, when minutes count.
- Risk of turbine accidents from ice throw, brake failures, oil leaks resulting in inextinguishable fires.
- Risk of early
- Risk of BPA material breakdown, polluting ground and waters.
- Risk of fire from lightning strikes (Arkansas is in top 10 states for lightening strikes)
- Risk of economic loss through property decline. Statistics show between a 10% - 40% property devaluation.
- Risk of tourism loss. "As many bikers and nature loving people come to Arkansas for the views. Roughly 50% of Eureka Springs depends on tourism income through hotels, restaurants and entertainment".
- Wear and tear to state and county roads due to increased construction traffic, heavy cranes and turbine parts.
- Damage to county roads with a 2,000 % increase in vehicular traffic plus excess weight .
Lets show The County Judge and the Justices of the Peace, time to place an ordinance protecting the health, safety and well-being of Carroll County residents NOW, before fall of 2023.
To provide all of Arkansas with information, details, suggestions on preventing the corporate industrial wind companies from taking away the very essence of Arkansas, the Natural State. Be strong friends. Remember, silence is consent