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Wind Power News: December 2004

These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


December 10, 2004 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Laura Roberson’s Letter to Governor Romney

If there was ever a sterling example of NIMBY (and I’m reluctant to use such a disparaging term when describing the legitimate concerns of citizens for their community) your position is it. I find it absurd that you consider the hills of western Masachusetts any less of a national treasure than Nantucket Sound, and suitable for “wind factories.” Complete story »


December 10, 2004 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Laura Roberson’s Letter to Governor Romney

Dear Governor Romney: I am writing to express my opposition to your support of inland wind development in western Massachusetts and my offense at your comments regarding the Cape Wind Project and land-based commercial wind development which were recently published in articles at Cape Cod Online and the Springfield Republican. If there was ever a sterling example of NIMBY (and I’m reluctant to use such a disparaging term when describing the legitimate concerns of citizens for their community) your position is it.  . . . Complete story »


December 4, 2004 • NewsPrint storyE-mail story

Opponents Use Petitions To Fight Wind Farm

More Than Half The Voters Sign Petition Complete story »


December 2, 2004 • NewsPrint storyE-mail story

North American birds on the decline- Nearly a third of native bird species – even common ones – are seeing striking losses, says a survey.

"These North American birds can withstand a lot of insult without going extinct," Butcher says. "So if we change our ways we have a chance to save them and allow the populations to rebound." Complete story »


December 2, 2004 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Stop the Wind Turbines…

After reading about and listening to the debate over giant wind turbines for a number of weeks now, it is the opinion of this writer that they are not a good idea for Garrett County, and we should do what we can to keep them out of here. Complete story »


December 2, 2004 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Stop the Wind Turbines…

After reading about and listening to the debate over giant wind turbines for a number of weeks now, it is the opinion of this writer that they are not a good idea for Garrett County, and we should do what we can to keep them out of here. There are a variety of reasons to oppose these things, including the apparent destruction of birds and bats, light pollution, and noise pollution. So far we have not seen piles of dead . . . Complete story »


December 2, 2004 • NewsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind not answer to energy insecurity

“America can't afford to have an energy policy that's tailored to what's "in" politically. We need to focus our efforts on expanding meaningful alternatives to fossil fuels that can have a major impact on achieving energy security and reducing global warming.” Complete story »


December 1, 2004 • OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Tourism and Industrial Wind Turbines

National Geographic research suggests, according to Tourtellot, that tourists are increasingly seeking unspoiled views, cultural arts, local crafts, specialty cuisine and original architecture. As the character and authenticity of more and more heretofore pristine travel destinations is spoiled by development, Vermont should be well positioned to tap this lucrative and growing market- if Vermont preserves its unspoiled character. Complete story »


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