Checks and Balances Files FOIA Requests In Five Jurisdictions to Track How Disinformation Became Anti-Wind Policy
2022-02-2
Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) has filed requests under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act seeking details of how five Michigan townships developed  their anti-wind zoning ordinances. Many cite scientific research that actually undercuts the ordinances’ claims wind turbines make people sick. The FOIA requests with Casnovia, Ellington, Monitor, Pierson and Vassar townships were filed last week as… Read more »
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False Claims About Infrasound Sound Dominate Wind Debates
2022-01-13
Opponents of wind energy falsely claim that a type of low-frequency sound called “infrasound” harms human health. Yet, no scientific consensus exists that it does so. Misinformation about infrasound is so pervasive that it routinely appears in debates, official correspondence and ordinances in rural Michigan townships related to wind projects. Ordinances in several Michigan townships… Read more »
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Which Huron County School Districts Benefit The Most From Wind?
2021-11-4
Determining the benefits from wind energy for schools in Huron County required several steps. First, we had to learn how many school districts are in the county and their boundaries. Many covered multiple townships. Second, we learned the exact locations of each wind farm in the county and the locations of the turbines. We used… Read more »
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Wall Street Journal Report Echoes C&BP Findings About Uninsured Patients
2021-07-7
In May, Checks and Balances Project showed that Sentara Healthcare makes IRS-required policies difficult to access, understand and use At least one uninsured patient was significantly overcharged Until Jan. 1, it was virtually impossible for the public to determine how much hospitals charged patients and insurance companies for the care they provided. Then an executive… Read more »
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Did Sentara Healthcare Abuse Its IRS Tax-Exempt Status?
2021-06-10
Checks & Balances Project Files Complaint With IRS Asking for an Investigation Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) has filed a complaint with the IRS asking the agency to investigate and, depending on the findings that investigation, possibly remove Sentara Healthcare’s nonprofit, tax-exempt status. Here is the Memorandum in Support. C&BP has exposed Sentara’s unclear financial… Read more »
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Sentara Called Off $11.5 Billion Cone Health Merger After Months Of Scrutiny
2021-06-3
An investigation by Checks & Balances Project exposed for regulators the company’s conflicts of interests, strong-arm tactics and potential overcharges of uninsured patients. Sentara Healthcare’s announcement Wednesday that it was no longer trying to merge with Cone Health of North Carolina follows a series of reports by Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) over the last… Read more »
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Sentara’s Merger With Cone Health is Off
2021-06-2
24-hours Before Sentara Called Off the Merger, the $6 Billion Conglomerate Pledged $40 Million to Address “Health Disparities” Sentara Healthcare this morning called off its troubled $11.5 billion merger with Cone Health of North Carolina. According to statement on the Sentara website: “[W]e realized that each of our communities and key stakeholders require support and… Read more »
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