Alerts and Events: Law
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.
Australia, Health, Law, Newsletters, Noise, Property values •
Source: Stockyardhill Community Guardians
Origin Energy has increased the turbine size by 75% without any community consultation and no new background noise monitoring or modeling being undertaken. The original permit approval for the turbine size was 2MW, now Origin is installing 3-3.5MW turbines – currently the biggest in the world. Neither the State or Federal Government, nor the Pyrenees Shire have insisted on a new Noise Impact Assessment to take into account the increase in size which will lead to more infrasound, noise and . . .
Announcements, Environment, Health, Law, Publications, Web sites •
Wind turbine fires, accidents, and fatalities are nothing short of criminal. In this site we will provide a focus on these events that are deathly, with developers providing no protection to individuals or communities that have projects foisted on them. Examine this site and discover the truth about the lack of control, regulation, protection, for people, animals, landscapes, and communities. Any other industry would be and is required to have much more accountability. Questions: Why are there no REGULATIONS regarding . . .
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 . . .
England, Law, Publications •
Source: Campaign to Protect Rural England and National Association of Local Councils
We’ve put together eight simple steps to take if you want to find out more about a planning application, and support or challenge it. Whether you have a special interest, like archaeology or wildlife, or more general concerns about the kind of development your area needs, this guide will help you present your views appropriately, effectively, and to the right people. The planning application process: a summary When a local planning authority receives a planning application, it is bound by . . .
Jefferson Community College will host a public forum Thursday on the state’s Article X energy law — a 2011 rule that allows the state to override municipal zoning laws for the siting of electrical energy generation facilities with more than 25 megawatts. The two-hour forum, which is free, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Jules Center Amphitheater, Room 6-002, at JCC off Coffeen Street. Presenting the benefits of Article X that evening will be Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill, D-Kingston, . . .
Information, Law, Scotland •
Source: Concerned About Wind Turbines in Aberdeenshire - cawt.co.uk
Debra Storr, representing Ellon and District (Formartine), is now working as a part-time planning consultant for Green Cat Renewables. On her Linked In profile, Councillor Storr writes: “As well as continuing as I am a councillor on Aberdeenshire Council , i am now working part time for Green Cat Renewables as a plannng consultant. This builds on my recently completed an MSc in Urban Planning and Real Estate at the University of Aberdeen.” [sic] Click here to read Councillor Storr’s . . .