About “The Wind Turbine Impact Study is Junk Science” –by Raymond S. Harman, PhD

On January 20th, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health (DEP/DPH) published the Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel.

Raymond S. Hartman is a distinguished scientist of mathematical economics, author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and research reports and has been a member (Associate Professor) of the academic faculties of MIT, Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley.  He earned his BA from Princeton University and his Masters and PhD at MIT.

He has written a concise, lucid and scathing critique of the DEP/DPH report, starting with its title: The Wind Turbine Health Impact Study is Junk Science. Just as importantly, he has written this in plain English that is accessible to everyone. In his article, the opinions of the “Expert Panel” are shown for what they are—junk science and nothing more.

In addition to his impeccable academic credentials, Raymond Hartman has regularly testified on behalf of the MA Attorney General’s office in a variety of matters including the 1995-1996 tobacco litigation, as a result of which the Commonwealth received billions of dollars in settlement from “Big Tobacco”. He has also testified against large drug companies for defrauding the Massachusetts Medicaid program (2008 – 2011) and the restructuring of the electrical power industry (1990s).

Currently, Raymond Hartman is the President and Director of Greylock McKinnon Associates, an economic consulting firm. He resides in Shelburne, MA in the Patten District. Over the past 40 years, he has reviewed and responded to hundreds of “Expert Reports” like the “Wind Turbine Health Impact Study”.

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