[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Windmill farm proposal may be nixed  

A possible wind farm atop Ice Mountain in Blair County has caused a flurry of controversy, with residents even signing petitions and casting ballots in favor or against it. However, it looks like all that buzz might not even matter.

Officials said some companies have found natural gas on Ice Mountain in Snyder Township, just outside of Tyrone. Although there’s nothing set in stone, it could be an alternative to those windmills.

Tyrone Borough officials said it’s still very early, but the possibility of natural gas drilling looks far more lucrative for Tyrone than the windmill farm. Officials have already met with two companies and plan to meet with one more. The solicitor is already reviewing a lease.

But according to officials, they are being very careful because the property is the same as their watershed, which is the only water source for the borough. They said if drilling deep into the ground means sacrificing the water, it’s not an option. So they’re gathering all of the information they can.

People who live near Ice Mountain said they have mixed feelings about drilling for gas instead of putting up windmills.

The borough council is looking at all of the issues before they address the drilling at a public meeting. In the meantime, there is no word on when the windmill vote will actually be.

WJAC Johnstown

1 July 2008

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial 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. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.