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    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.


    posted:  September 7, 2018
    Action alerts, Iowa, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Request to “take” endangered, threatened, and protected bats and bald eagles

    In accordance with the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) in support of an application from MidAmerican Energy Company (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) for the federally endangered Indiana bat, federally threatened northern long-eared bat, and federally protected bald eagle; also included in the permit would be the little brown bat and tricolored . . .

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    posted:  September 7, 2018
    Economics, Impacts, Iowa, Law, Presentations, SafetyPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for Rural Property Rights

    Pros and Cons of Industrial Wind – presentation outline

    Pros Money – Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy will receive $10 billion in tax credits for building wind turbines (Des Moines Register May 30, 2018} Avoiding less than 1% of worldwide CO₂ (AWEA, Wind Energy Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Statista, Global CO₂ emissions) Jobs. Wars and natural disasters make jobs, too. Cons Expensive – Wind turbines are not viable without Production Tax Credit and tax abatement. “Safe Harbor” is the mechanism that allows companies to claim the full PTC no matter . . .

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    posted:  February 21, 2017
    Economics, Flyers, Iowa, Noise, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for Rural Property Rights

    Reasons NOT to Sign a Wind Contract

    Turbines cost you money The future of farming is in efficiency and precision. Turbine roads and towers decrease efficiency every time a field is worked whether it is planting, harvesting, tillage, spraying or other applications. Major seed companies will be less likely to grow seed corn near turbines. They need to be expedient with aerial applications which turbines hinder. Turbines can interfere with GPS, drones and any newer technology that requires a consistent signal. They do not offer nearly enough . . .

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    posted:  November 2, 2016
    Economics, Iowa, Law, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for Rural Property Rights

    Advice on signing a wind turbine contract

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    posted:  September 30, 2008
    Action alerts, Impacts, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

    Source:  Western Area Power Administration

    Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement planned for upper great plains wind development

    Western Area Power Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Agencies) will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to evaluate the impacts of wind energy development in Western’s Upper Great Plains Region (all or parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota), and on the Service’s grassland and wetland easements in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. The PEIS also will identify mitigation strategies, standard construction practices, and best management practices; and establish a . . .

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