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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:  January 6, 2012
    Action alerts, Comments, Health, OregonPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Oregon Public Health Division

    Oregon Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment

    Draft report released January 3, 2012 The Oregon Public Health Division spent the last year responding to questions from the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), local health departments, and community members in Eastern Oregon about the potential health impacts of wind energy facilities on Oregon communities. The draft Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment is a tool to help community members, elected officials and ODOE understand and respond to health-related questions about wind energy developments in Oregon. This initial HIA on . . .

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    posted:  July 30, 2011
    Action alerts, Comments, U.S., WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Save the Eagles International

    URGENT – please object to new guidelines for birds and windfarms

    Dear all, The US Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public to send in their comments regarding its revised draft Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines. The deadline for sending your comments is August 4, 2011. This concerns people from anywhere in the world, as these guidelines may inspire other countries and be used as justification for killing protected species. Please submit comments via e-mail to windenergy@fws.gov before August 4th. The Revised Draft Guidelines may be downloaded here: http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/docs/WEG_July_12_%202011.pdf More information . . .

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    posted:  May 4, 2011
    Action alerts, Comments, Environment, Law, U.S., WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Rick Webb

    Comments are Needed Now on US Fish and Wildlife Service Guidelines for Wind Energy Development

    Words Matter [Public comment is still open: until May 19, 2011] The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is apparently moving toward more-effective implementation of federal laws that will potentially reduce the negative environmental impacts of wind energy development in the Appalachian highlands. The FWS, however, is facing intense industry pressure to back down, and public support and input are needed now. Public comments and recommendations will be accepted until May 19, 2011 on two FWS guidance documents that will . . .

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    posted:  March 10, 2011
    Comments, Environment, Vermont, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Green Mountain National Forest

    Green Mountain National Forest extends public comment period to Mar. 18

    The Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) recently released for public comment its Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the proposed Deerfield Wind Project in the Towns of Searsburg and Readsboro. The Forest has been evaluating several alternatives in detail, including the original proposal for a 17 turbine project. Two other action alternatives are also being considered. They include development of a 7 turbine project on the ridge east of Route 8, and development of a 15 turbine project that . . .

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    posted:  March 9, 2011
    Comments, U.S., WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Fish & Wildlife turbine siting guidelines available for comment

    On February 8, 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released two draft documents containing guidelines designed to provide agency employees, developers, other federal agencies and state organizations information needed to make the best possible decisions in the review and selection of sites for wind energy facilities to avoid and minimize negative impacts to fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. The guidelines have now been published in the Federal Register (February 18, 2011) and are now open for public comment . . .

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    posted:  December 23, 2010
    Action alerts, Australia, Comments, Economics, Health, Impacts, Law, Noise, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Australia Senate

    The Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms

    On 27 October 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report. The Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 – That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 April 2011: The social and economic impacts of rural wind farms, . . .

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    posted:  September 6, 2010
    Action alerts, California, Comments, Environment, Hearings, Law, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Alameda County Community Development Agency

    Call for comments re Altamont Pass Wind Power Resources Area

    Notice of Preparation (Notice) of a Program Environmental Impact Report for the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) revisions to Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) for repowering and continued maintenance and operation of wind turbines in Alameda County: SUMMARY: The County of Alameda (County) is issuing this Notice to advise other agencies and the public that the County will be preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area revised conditional use permits (CUPs)(proposed project) within . . .

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