Alerts and Events: Action alerts
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.
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 . . .
Gatehouse Media found more than 450 families who have publicly complained about the impacts of living near wind farms. Have a similar experience? Tell your story. Tell Gatehouse Media about your experience living near an industrial wind farm. All submissions will be considered for publication. Questions? Contact them. Published stories are at: http://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/in-your-own-words/
Action alerts, Health, Noise, Wisconsin •
Source: Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy
At the October 14, 2014, Brown County (Wisconsin, USA) Board of Health meeting a motion was made to declare the Shirley Wind turbines a Human Health Hazard. The motion was unanimously approved by the Board: “To declare the Industrial Wind Turbines at Shirley Wind Project in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County, Wisconsin, a Human Health Hazard for all people (residents, workers, visitors, and sensitive passersby) who are exposed to Infrasound/Low-Frequency Noise and other emissions potentially harmful to human health.” . . .
Action alerts, Campaigns, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Health, Letters, U.S., Vermont •
Source: Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Dear Senators Leahy and Sanders and Congressman Welch: We, the undersigned, join many thousands of U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers nationwide in urging you and your colleagues to eliminate the 22-year old wind production tax credit (PTC). You should know by now that development of wind power in the United States does not reduce our need to maintain and build reliable generation, nor does it add materially to employment in our country. The small amount of energy it generates is intermittent, . . .
La saline royale d’Arc-et-Senans est une ancienne saline industrielle de sel gemme du XVIIIe siècle construite à Arc-et-Senans dans le Doubs en Franche-Comté. Elle est menacée par un projet d’éoliennes éantes parfaitement visibles de ce site historique protégé. L’association “Le Vent Tourne” dénonce depuis juin 2014 ce projet d’installation d’éoliennes géantes en vallée de la Loue sur le territoire des communes de Byans sur Doubs et Lombard. Elle considère que ce projet, initié par un bureau d’études local, partenaire de . . .
WEST DORSET WIND FARM PLANNING APPLICATION WD/D/14/000885 20 June 2014 Planning permission is being sought for what would be Dorset’s largest wind farm. Proposed for a site in West Dorset, in open unspoilt countryside just north of Tolpuddle, it would comprise five 115 metre (377 feet) high industrial-scale turbines. Last time I wrote to you and asked for your support the response was over 1,000 objections – this was instrumental in forcing the developer to withdraw its proposal for a . . .
Action alerts, Environment, Information, Ireland •
Source: David Simpson, Inishowen Wind Energy Awareness Group
First challenge to Wild Atlantic Way – barely one month after its establishment – could set precedent for wind farm/other development on route of the Wild Atlantic Way. OUTLINE – THE FACTS A wind farm of two turbines has permission, following an appeal to An Bord Pleanala, to be built on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. The developer has recently put in an amendment (1450014) to increase the height by 24% to 132 metres. Donegal County Council refused . . .