Alerts Archive: December 2017
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of 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.
Environment, Newsletters, Vermont, Wildlife •
Source: Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Wind energy development on United States Forest Service land in Readsboro and Searsburg is mountaintop quarrying. The Green Mountain National Forest got a new superhighway for trucks carrying loads of more than 200,000 pounds to elevations above 3000 feet. The bears got a new bridge. Click here to download VCE’s 2017 End of Year Report.
Gatehouse Media found more than 450 families who have publicly complained about the impacts of living near wind farms. Have a similar experience? Tell your story. Tell Gatehouse Media about your experience living near an industrial wind farm. All submissions will be considered for publication. Questions? Contact them. Published stories are at: http://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/in-your-own-words/
Information, Wildlife •
What can our readers do to support bird-smart wind energy solutions? First, understand that although climate change is real and must be addressed, we should not be rushing to deploy solutions that damage our continent’s ecologically and economically important birds and bats and their habitats. Beyond their inherent value, these animals perform critical ecological services – such as pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal – that are worth billions of dollars to national economies and enhance the quality of all our lives . . .
FYI and to encourage and give hope to other communities confronted with a seemingly fruitless battle against wind farms, I offer you an overview of our fight and so far, victory and our new challenge. Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (FGRV) gathered together and began its fight against the 161 wind turbines of the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm sometime in late 2009. With the strong leadership of Dennis and Pamela Wilkerson FGRV was able to fully utilize and . . .
I got back from Iraq in 2007 with two turbines within 1,000′ across the road on a neighbor’s property. Then the noise started, followed by shadow flicker when fall rolled around. I contacted my Jackson County Minnesota planning & zoning director who said everything was done to state specifications. He gave me the contact information to the company that was managing the wind turbines. That started a long battle with are they noisy, how noisy are they, there is no . . .