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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:  February 13, 2012
    Action alerts, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Eleanor Tillinghast

    Please help protect the health of people living near wind turbines!

    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. . . .

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    posted:  December 7, 2011
    Aesthetics, Health, Massachusetts, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Windwise Massachusetts

    “Too Close”

    A look into the siting of industrial wind turbine projects in residential areas. You’ll hear from those who experience the shadow flicker and ill health effects of the Hull and Falmouth Massachusetts turbines. You’ll see how another small town is gearing up for a fight against government and the goliath that is the big wind industry.

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    posted:  November 5, 2011
    Environment, Maine, Massachusetts, Publications, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Ridges Are Not Renewable!

    Industrial wind projects are presented as a “green” way to produce energy. But standing on top of one of the world’s oldest mountains, watching forest and stone get blown away to make room for these behemoths – that tells a different story. There is no way to “un-blast” a ridge. Corporations of the world flock towards the capital these projects put in their pockets – they don’t care that they’re the most inefficient and expensive way to make clean energy, that there . . .

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    posted:  May 30, 2011
    Advertisements, Campaigns, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Massachusetts, Publications, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Preston M.

    sWINDle billboard – call for pledges

    Dear Friends Opposed to Energy from Wind: To date, there have been few clear, widespread public statements on the downsides of energy from wind. A statement via a billboard, I strongly feel, will reach the general public and incite questions. As elected officials are loathe to cross their electorate, hopefully the public will become more skeptical and influence their representatives to change their pro-wind or on-the-fence positions. The local newspapers and TV people could cover the story. I propose a . . .

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    posted:  April 14, 2011
    Connecticut, Events, Impacts, Massachusetts, PresentationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council

    Wind Energy Forum, April 16, 2011

    The Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council (BLEC) will hold an informational forum on commercial wind turbines, April 16, 2011, at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Co-sponsors include the Housatonic Valley Association, Audubon/Sharon, Housatonic Environmental Action League, Housatonic Riverkeepers, Housatonic River Initiative, the Northwest Conservation District, and Green Berkshires. Confirmed speakers are: keynote, Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D., Senior Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to . . .

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    posted:  April 18, 2010
    Action alerts, Environment, Information, Law, Massachusetts, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Helen Parker

    Next steps on the Massachusetts Wind Energy Siting Reform Act

    An action alert came through from statewide and regional groups this morning. This relates to “public process” and takes us right back to August of ’09 when Vineyard elected officials unanimously expressed their opposition to the Oceans Management Act, which was, nevertheless and despite numerous citizen and federal governmental agency substantive criticisms, passed in December ’09. Background: The Oceans Act of 2008, followed by the 2009 Ocean Management Act, brought us to the Wind Energy Siting Reform Act [S.2260], currently . . .

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    posted:  April 7, 2010
    Action alerts, Aesthetics, Information, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Barbara Durkin

    The Cape needs your help

    We are all in a battle to preserve the historic integrity of the Cape and islands. Tribal rights to Nantucket Sound deemed eligible to listing to the National Register of Historic Places is a key issue under consideration by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The single most important comment you can make to assert the value of the historic integrity of Nantucket Sound exists before 5 PM tomorrow. This issue parallels your successful effort to retain the historic character . . .

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