Alerts and Events: California
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.
California, Environment, Impacts, Presentations, U.S. •
Source: East County Magazine
Over 50 industrial-scale “renewable” energy projects may soon change forever the face of our region in San Diego’s East County and neighboring Imperial County. Many are on formerly protected federal lands. Nationally, 370 million acres of public lands are targeted for big renewable energy projects – twice the size of Texas! East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery has prepared a presentation for organizations that wish to educate their members about the impacts of these projects – and the alternatives. Download the PDF: . . .
Saturday, January 14: Windfall Screening Time: 7:00 PM Price: free Location: Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, Vt. Description: The Craftsbury Public Library is partnering with the Ridge Protectors to bring a screening of the movie Windfall to Craftsbury on Saturday, January 14, at 7PM. Wind power… it’s sustainable… it burns no fossil fuels…it produces no air pollution. What’s more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That’s what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a . . .
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Action alerts, California, Comments, Environment, Hearings, Law, Wildlife •
Source: Alameda County Community Development Agency
Notice of Preparation (Notice) of a Program Environmental Impact Report for the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) revisions to Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) for repowering and continued maintenance and operation of wind turbines in Alameda County: SUMMARY: The County of Alameda (County) is issuing this Notice to advise other agencies and the public that the County will be preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area revised conditional use permits (CUPs)(proposed project) within . . .
California, Emissions, Environment, Videos, Wildlife •
Source: Peña Productions
For a period extending over thirty years, the wind power industry, its lobbyists and a host of U.S. politicians have promoted “wind power” as “clean and green.” The color of green does loom large in this cozy arrangement, but it is the color of $$$$$, not clean air. This thoroughly researched documentary film examines the environmental effects of wind power, including its limited impact upon reducing CO2 emissions, its potentially negative health implications and its contributions to soil erosion due . . .
Saving the Condor was one of the great collaborative environmental efforts over the last 25 years. It gave hope to a generation that witnessed the world environment rapidly eroding before their eyes. Teams of wildlife biologists, resource groups and government agencies that once were united in saving the condor from extinction are now turning their backs as Corporate America marches into Condor habitat. In Southern California Condor habitat is being invaded by thousands of lethal prop wind turbines and everyone . . .
At the Altamont wind farm in California, over 50 Golden Eagles die each year. Accurate figures from other wind farms are not available because of the high security at sites and cover-up by the wind industry. Why is this happening? The killer of Eagles and all birds of prey is Blade Tip Speed. This is what kills and this is what the wind industry does not put in environmental review documents. A wind farm that was recently approved in northern . . .