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Resource Documents: Tourism (10 items)

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Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.


Date added:  December 3, 2009
Environment, Ontario, Tourism, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Location, Location, Location … Migration, Migration, Migration

Author:  Wegner, Wayne

Clearly, the shorelines of Ontario’s Great Lakes are altars upon which naturalists worship. On peak days, it’s possible to see more hawks, monarch butterflies and other migrants than almost anywhere else in North America. In very few other locations on earth can you find these ideal conditions to watch the miracle of migration unfold. Yet a threat looms large on the horizon which could unravel that miracle in the coming decades: the Industrial Wind Turbine (IWT). … Download original document: “Location, . . .

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Date added:  July 9, 2009
Aesthetics, England, Environment, TourismPrint storyE-mail story

Cumbria under siege: windfarm status map, June 2009

Author:  Friends of Eden, Lakeland, and Lunesdale Scenery (FELLS)

Note:  LDNP = Lake District National Park; YDNP = Yorkshire Dales National Park; AONB = Area of Natural Beauty. Download table with project details: “Summary of wind farm applications in Cumbria and northwest Lancashire rejected or at the scoping, planning and public inquiry stage”

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Date added:  March 24, 2009
Aesthetics, Environment, Human rights, Tourism, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

Letter to Vt. Dept. of Tourism and Marketing

Author:  Kenyon, Paul

I am concerned about the effect of commercial wind installations on the feel of Vermont. I came here and decided to live here because of the wild and open aspect of the mountains here. Commercial wind power will clearly change this aspect of my environment. Vermont stewards – you included – urge Vermonters to adopt and exercise their sense of ownership of Vermont. I question the wisdom of adopting commercial wind power, especially unfettered and widespread installation for commercial wind derived electricity . . .

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Date added:  September 24, 2008
Safety, Tourism, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Windfarm Consultation (Bridleways)

Author:  British Horse Society

400 Consultations sent out, to: bridleway officers, development officers, affiliated bridleway groups; 116 responses received (return of 29%) Questions included: Do you ride near wind turbines? Are they near public rights of way? Have you encountered any problems? Location of respondent Of the 116 responses, 19 people rode near turbines (16%) 16 people informed us the turbines were on, or very near a right of way, the remainder being on private land. The main problems reported were: Turbines casting shadows . . .

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