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Alerts and Events: Pennsylvania
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.
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To be delivered to: The Pennsylvania State Senate Vote “NO” on SB 1425. An industrial wind project should not be sited in Gallitzin State Forest. Pennsylvania’s state forests should be managed for pure water, recreation, scenic beauty, plant and animal habitat, and sustainable timber. Industrial wind turbine projects should not be constructed on state forest lands. While Gallitzin State Forest in Cambria and Somerset Counties does have areas that were mined, many trees have been planted to reclaim this damaged . . .
The Case for Wind Turbine Decommissioning, Dismantling, and Removal Requirements . . . Allegheny Highlands Alliance Protecting Our Mountains for Future Generations
The Conservation Through Education Lecture Series will kick off its third season on Monday, January 28, 2008, at 8:00 pm, when Dr. David Brandes visits to share what is being learned about the impacts of wind turbine proliferation and its impact on birds of prey, in particular, the golden eagle. David Brandes is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton . He is also a Visiting Scientist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary where he is . . .
The August 28, 2007 DEP informal meeting followed by the public hearing on Gamesa’s proposed wind facility on Shaffer Mountain in Somerset County, PA was videotaped and is now available for $15. The DVD is about 5 hours long, with Gamesa’s consultants presenting powerpoints for the first hour or so, followed by the public testimonies for the next 4 hours. The presentations by watershed groups and concerned citizens may be helpful to citizens fighting wind projects in other areas. DEP . . .
A Press Conference has been scheduled for 12 noon on Monday September 17, 2007 in the rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg to protest the statewide push by the Rendell Administration to turn hundreds of miles of Pennsylvania’s forested ridge tops into industrial wind facilities. Groups from across the state will be addressing the various concerns that wind power facilities pose to Pennsylvania’s wild areas, wildlife, tourism, historical resources, and viewscapes. Concerned citizens from a number of Pennsylvania counties (Bedford, . . .
By Stan Kotala The US Fish & Wildlife Service’s guidance document regarding “wind farm” location states: Avoid placing turbines in areas where there are endangered species. Avoid placing turbines in bird migration pathways. Avoid placing turbines near known bat hibernation, breeding, and maternity colonies. Avoid fragmenting large, contiguous tracts of wildlife habitat. As you can see, siting industrial windplants on central Pennsylvania’s forested ridges is in violation of the criteria for acceptable locations according to the US Fish & Wildlife . . .