Windpower promises much as an alternative to fossil fuels. However, those who make public policy should realize that if something seems too good to be true, it almost always is. Windpower’s promises should be factual and rigorously validated, not self-serving wishful thinking. At a minimum, since no regulatory mechanism presently exists guiding the industry’s deployment, government should mandate standards for siting huge wind generators which eliminate threats to wildlife, protect heritage views and property values, and allow nearby residents the quiet enjoyment of their property. Stop Ill Wind seeks to illuminate problems associated with the windpower industry and suggest means for correcting them. If windpower is to have a meaningful role in helping society achieve more beneficial, healthful means of producing electricity, its corporate agents and supporters must act responsibly—and be held accountable when they do not.