Resource Documents by Wiegand, Jim
Repowering Altamont Pass with Smoke and Mirrors
A few months back it was disclosed through the media that the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area was repowering with new safer turbines. With their new turbines Altamont was going to drastically reduce the bird mortality rate by 80 percent and raptors by 67 percent. We were led to believe that this major upgrade was going to drastically reduce the number of bird kills in the Altamont region while increasing energy production. This highly publicized move was received as good . . . Complete article »
Hatchet Ridge Wind Project: Comments to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors
I am submitting comments to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors because the Board has been asked to make a ruling on whether to approve or not approve the Hatchet Ridge Wind Turbine Project. It is not possible to make a ruling if you have not been given the facts needed to make a rational decision. I have read over the Hatchet Ridge Environmental Document prepared for Shasta County. It is a carefully constructed document deliberately designed to exploit the . . . Complete article »
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