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Wind Energy Siting Reform Act — summary analysis
The Wind Energy Siting Reform Act is under consideration by the Massachusetts legislature. If enacted, it will promote onshore industrial wind development in every municipality within the state, and shift control over the permitting from local zoning boards to the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board. It will also open constitutionally protected public lands to industrial wind development. This Act will apply to all the communities of Massachusetts, but targets those in the Berkshires and along the coast. It does not . . . Complete article »
Wind turbines don’t make good neighbors
“Some Problems of Wind Power in the Berkshires,” Researched and written by Eleanor Tillinghast, Green Berkshires, Inc., May 14, 2004. This is a thoroughly referenced outline of the many problems with industrial-scale wind, with particular emphasis on its potential impact on the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. “Wind turbines don’t make good neighbors” is a quote from John Zimmerman, wind company Enxco’s northeastern U.S. rep. Go to: “Wind turbines don’t make good neighbors” Complete article »
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