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Talking Action with Lisa Linowes and Julie Johnson

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Lisa Linowes is the founder and Executive Director of the Industrial Wind Action (IWA) Group, a national advocacy group focused on the impact/benefits analysis and policy issues associated with industrial wind energy development. She is an expert on the impacts of industrial-scale wind energy development on the natural environment, communities, and the regional grid systems

Lisa has presented and debated wind energy issues at numerous venues across the United States. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, as well as in the New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and dozens of smaller newspapers across the nation.

Lisa served as a member of the New Hampshire State Wind Energy Facility Siting Guidelines Working Group to determine guidelines for the siting of land-based wind turbines. The committee was focused on minimizing and avoiding impacts of large-scale wind development on wildlife and sensitive habitat areas. 

Locally, Lisa has been an active member of planning boards and conservation commissions for over ten years and was awarded a NH Coverts Cooperator for promoting wildlife habitats conservation and forest stewardship.

 

Julie Johnson is a founding member of Union Neighbors United (UNU) which was organized to advocate for safe setbacks when the Everpower wind project first came to light.  It turned out her local Township Trustees and Zoning Board had known about the project and been working to facilitate it beginning in 2006.  Everpower Renewables is the developer seeking to build in her area in Ohio which is zoned rural-residential.
 
Julie has now worked for six years with her neighbors to acheive safe setbacks from homes for industrial wind turbines and is a voting member of Ohio's Wind Working Group.

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