Alerts and Events: Action alerts
These postings are provided to help publicize the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Action alerts, Comments, England, Noise •
Source: Den Brook Judicial Review Group
A long-threatened planning application obviously aimed to demolish our unprecedented noise planning condition has been submitted to the West Devon Borough Council. It is now perfectly clear that corporate developer Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) primary intent is for protecting corporate welfare rather than the well-being of local communities surrounding the proposed nine 120 metres (394 feet) high Den Brook wind turbines. For more than 18 months we have been cajoled with specious evidence of false positives, threats of unenforceability and . . .
S.3521, the “Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012” began mark-up in the Senate Finance Committee on August 2, 2012. It initially did not include an extension of the Production Tax Credit, or PTC, after it expires at the end of 2012, but Chuck Grassley of Iowa (the original author of the PTC in 1992) introduced two amendments, one extending the PTC for 2 years, the other extending the PTC for 1 year but allowing any project having . . .
Action alerts, Comments, Law, U.S., Wildlife •
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment period on the proposed rule, published on April 13, 2012, to revise the regulations governing permits for nonpurposeful take of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) where the take is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity. The comment period for Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting will now close July 12, 2012. The proposed regulation changes include increasing the maximum term for programmatic . . .
Action alerts, Economics, U.S. •
Source: Industrial Wind Energy Opposition
Contact your Senators! Call the congressional switchboard at: 202-224-3121. Sample letter/telephone message: Please vote AGAINST S.2204, the bill submitted by Senator Menendez which extends the Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit, and “Section 1603” Treasury Grant Program for wind energy for 1 year. Together, these programs cost taxpayers more than $14 billion annually. In return, communities have been left divided, landscapes degraded, and natural habitats destroyed — with no measurable positive change in our energy situation. Again, I urge you . . .
RECOGNIZING THAT YOU HAVE A VERY BUSY SCHEDULE… PLEA: Your presence is urgently needed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14th, at the State House in Boston, to protest the government’s attempt to permit wind turbines too close to people’s homes. This in an indoor event. [Also Thursday, February 16, in Bourne and Tuesday, February 28, in Lee:] DEP MEETINGS: Please attend any and all of these meetings. The one tomorrow on Beacon Hill is most important. Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:00 a.m. . . .
Action alerts, Protests, Scotland •
Source: Stop Highland Windfarms Campaign
If you are opposed to the continuing proliferation of windfarms in Scotland COME AND JOIN US ON 3rd MARCH IN INVERNESS to lobby at the Scottish Liberal Democrats Conference Westminster MPs are expected to be there. Westminster makes the policy regarding funding wind farm development and is directly responsible for what is happening to our communities and environment. YOU are paying for it all via YOUR electricity bill and electricity costs passed to YOU by industry. ASSEMBLE AT INVERNESS CASTLE . . .
We are at a CRITICAL crossroads. The future of the main wind energy subsidies — primarily the Production Tax Credit (PTC), but also the 1603 Treasury Grant program — is likely to be resolved (for now) as part of a payroll tax deal. The payroll tax cut was extended at the end of last year for 2 months, so a deal, if one is to be made, must be worked out by Wednesday, February 29. [Feb. 15: The PTC was . . .