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Filmmaker Laura Israel on "Windfall"

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Filmmaker Laura Israel on "Windfall"
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"Windfall" looks at the downside of wind energy. The wind turbine has become a symbol of hope -- a promise of a future free from fossil fuels and foreign oil. So who can object? That's what the residents of Meredith New York thought when turbine salesmen came knocking on their doors. Energy companies are becoming bullish on wind but residents of communities considering wind should be careful says Windfall Director Laura Israel. She explains the links between wind turbines and health, the impact of wind turbines on avian populations including bats and why some residents of communities with new wind turbines are moving away.moreless
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