IT IS heartening to read Alan McKenna's letter (September 11) re ill-informed comments on wind turbines.
When are people going to realise that those of us who question the wisdom of placing turbines too close to peoples' dwellings are not whingers?
We have a very real concern that adverse health effects reported by so many from all over the world are not figments of hysterical imaginations and hypochondria but are manifestations of genuine ill health.
My motivation is driven by concern for the health of so many of us in the Moorabool Shire who, because of the positioning of the turbines well within 2km of dwellings will potentially be in a situation where their health may well be compromised.
It is wrong for any government to allow the development of WestWind's 107-turbine wind energy facility to go ahead while there is any uncertainty surrounding the project.
They are failing in their duty of care to us and hide behind the fact that the permit was granted by the previous government so therefore they are powerless to change the permit conditions.
Today, in Federal Parliament, I heard Tony Burke, Minister for the Environment state, in reference to the fishing trawler in Tasmania: "Where the law falls short, you change the law."