Alerts and Events: Texas
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.
We can’t go far these days without being subjected to the plaintive pleas of “former oilman” TB Pickens. Its on TV, print media, the internet – you name it. “It’s time to stop America’s addiction to oil!” scream the incessant ads. “We are importing over 70% of our oil. Wind power is the best way out of this mess.” is the message in these blurbs, and on the PickensPlan.com website. Is Mr. Pickens on to something? Has he reached new levels . . .
Environment, Press releases, Texas, Wildlife •
Source: Coastal Habitat Alliance
An early draft from environmental consulting firm EDM (http://www.edmlink.com/) released by CHA this week raises significant concerns about the potential impact of the proposed Kenedy wind project on migrating and resident birds (not surprisingly, giant windmills + millions of migrating birds = trouble). The draft notes that the project appears to contradict federal guidelines intended to minimize environmental impact and that the project – because of its location – could violate federal laws like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and . . .
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is currently helping foreign interests in their efforts to locate wind factories along the most precious parts of our Texas Coast. If citizens like you don’t wake up and contact your elected officials soon the coast will be lost to wind factories. Construction of the first 84 Mitsubishi turbines is scheduled to begin early in ’08 on the Kenedy Ranch north of Port Mansfield. Each turbine will rise 413 feet high and have a blade diameter . . .
1 – What other company names and/or entities does FPL Energy (Lessor) operate under? 2 – Does Lessor provide indemnification for individual land owners (Lessee) from claims of damages to neighboring property owners? If so, to what extent? 3 – Will Lessor include an iron-clad non-assignment clause in the lease agreement to provide assurance to the Lessee that they will be dealing with the same company throughout the term of the lease? If not, are there provisions to uphold the original terms of . . .