[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Moratorium on wind turbines is wise 

Credit:  The Blade | 3/3/2013 www.toledoblade.com ~~

The Blade’s proposal for a moratorium on new wind turbines along Lake Erie is a good one (“In defense of birds,” editorial, Feb. 14).

According to the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, bird-watching has a $30 million economic impact during the annual spring neotropical bird migration. People should see the human and natural spectacle that is the Biggest Week in American Birding festival at Magee Marsh and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge during the first two weeks of May.

But much more than a wind turbine moratorium should be enacted to protect the cultural, natural, and agricultural resources of the former Great Black Swamp of northwest Ohio.

FirstEnergy intends to desecrate the homestead of the first permanent white settlers in Ohio, James and Elizabeth Whittaker, who in 1781 built a home on the Sandusky River in what today is Fremont. First-Energy’s proposed 138,000-volt electrical lines would cut a path of destruction across the crown jewel of the Black Swamp Conservancy’s protected lands, Peninsular Farms, and would likely result in the deaths of the two pairs of bald eagles that make their homes on those lands.

When will we in the Toledo region – business interests, public agencies, individuals, and even the conservation community – realize the value of our cultural and natural resources and prime farm ground? The resources and land provide the foundation for the growth of agribusiness and ecotourism – including fishing, hunting, and bird-watching – as major drivers of our regional economy.

Executive Director Black Swamp Conservancy Perrysburg

Source:  The Blade | 3/3/2013 www.toledoblade.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 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. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

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


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky