Alerts and Events: Comments
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.
FYI and to encourage and give hope to other communities confronted with a seemingly fruitless battle against wind farms, I offer you an overview of our fight and so far, victory and our new challenge. Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (FGRV) gathered together and began its fight against the 161 wind turbines of the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm sometime in late 2009. With the strong leadership of Dennis and Pamela Wilkerson FGRV was able to fully utilize and . . .
I got back from Iraq in 2007 with two turbines within 1,000′ across the road on a neighbor’s property. Then the noise started, followed by shadow flicker when fall rolled around. I contacted my Jackson County Minnesota planning & zoning director who said everything was done to state specifications. He gave me the contact information to the company that was managing the wind turbines. That started a long battle with are they noisy, how noisy are they, there is no . . .
Announcements, Australia, Comments, Health •
Source: National Health and Medical Research Council
Closes on Friday, 11 April 2014, 05:00pm (AEDT) NHMRC is currently seeking feedback on a draft Information Paper: Evidence on Wind Farms and Human Health, which provides the Australian community with a summary of the evidence on whether wind farms cause adverse health effects in humans. The draft NHMRC Information Paper is based on the Systematic review of the human health effects of wind farms, an independent review of the available scientific literature examining the possible impacts of wind farms . . .
Action alerts, Comments, England, Noise •
Source: Den Brook Judicial Review Group
A long-threatened planning application obviously aimed to demolish our unprecedented noise planning condition has been submitted to the West Devon Borough Council. It is now perfectly clear that corporate developer Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) primary intent is for protecting corporate welfare rather than the well-being of local communities surrounding the proposed nine 120 metres (394 feet) high Den Brook wind turbines. For more than 18 months we have been cajoled with specious evidence of false positives, threats of unenforceability and . . .
Charles Rhodes, Xylene Power Recently an Illinois resident named Julie Newhouse sought my expert opinion with respect to a proposed wind farm to be built in Boone County, Illinois, adjacent to an existing major Enbridge oil pipeline. I am told that this wind farm is to include numerous wind generators geographically distributed close to the pipeline route. I believe that the wind farm developer contemplates generator interconnection via home run buried cable. Most wind farms are located in rural areas . . .
Summary: The proponent, Sprott Power Corp, has failed to demonstrate that the Goulais Wind Farm will provide advantages to Algoma District. There is high risk that impact on tourism will be adverse, a subject that is inadequately addressed. The setbacks to neighbouring property lines do not provide adequate safety from known failures, and the provided documentation that claims accidents are of low frequency or that root causes have been addressed have not been adequately provided. The noise assessment fails to . . .
Action alerts, Comments, Law, U.S., Wildlife •
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment period on the proposed rule, published on April 13, 2012, to revise the regulations governing permits for nonpurposeful take of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) where the take is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity. The comment period for Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting will now close July 12, 2012. The proposed regulation changes include increasing the maximum term for programmatic . . .