BOH endorses ‘special commission’ to study adverse heath impacts from turbines, notifies governor
TOWN HOUSE- Kingston’s Board of Health (BOH) has unanimously voted to endorse state legislation to further investigate the possible adverse health impacts of wind turbines, prompting a written BOH letter in support of the legislation sent to Governor Deval Patrick.
The pending house bill (House Bill No. 2048) would create a “special commission” to investigate claims of negative health impacts as a result of living nearby wind turbines. Last Friday, Governor Patrick grabbed local headlines and voiced support for House Bill 2048 on a Boston radio show.
The BOH letter, which is signed by BOH Chairman Joe Casna, was also CC’d to State Representative Tom Calter, State Senator Therese Murray and Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning Martin Suuburg.
Bill Kavol, the BOH Vice Chairman, supported sending a BOH letter of endorsement to Patrick at the July 15 meeting on the condition that he wouldn’t have to write it.
“I’m a conservative,” Kavol said repeatedly during the discussion.
Governor Patrick’s office received the BOH letter on July 16, according to Kingston Health Agent Henny Walters.