[ 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

Wailing over wind farm  

Credit:  By JOHN G. EDWARDS, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, Aug. 10, 2010, lvrj.com ~~

A grumbling crowd of 60 Searchlight residents made it clear Monday that most of them don’t want a $400 million wind farm built on nearby ridges and slopes, but a county official predicted the Clark County Commission would approve the project.

Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who represents the small historic mining community on the county panel, called the meeting at the town community center to listen to comments from residents before the commission votes on special use permits for the project Aug. 18.

County planning staff recommended approval, and Sisolak said the commission usually accepts staff recommendations on land uses.

Duke Energy needs the county permits and approval from the Bureau of Land Management for use of 9,000 acres, before it can erect 87 wind turbines that reach 428 feet from their base to the highest point of their blades.


While some renewable-energy advocates backed the wind power project, most attendees objected for reasons ranging from noise, flashing lights that mark the towers at night, mars on their scenic view, effects on residential real estate values and possible interference with ambulance helicopters.

Source:  By JOHN G. EDWARDS, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, Aug. 10, 2010, lvrj.com

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.