Wind Power News: Aruba
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Residents of Urirama and Alto Vista, united in organization Affected Residents Aruba (ARU) left Aruba Parliament during the wind turbine debate on Thursday January 31st 2013. “We are disappointed at the way the government has been treating our concerns.” a representative of ARU says. “The debate was dominated by political issues, in which filed and known facts, numbers and studies where abused to prove themselves right and political campaigning.” In a sound democratic process the responsibility of a government is . . . Complete story »
Residents united in the Affected Residents Urirama group (URA) will go to court to initiate several judicial procedures against the plans to construct a windfarm at Urirama, Aruba. URA is very disappointed by both the reactions of the government as well as members of parliament on the evaluation of the Urirama MER (EIA) given by the Dutch MER commission and on the presented survey of American experts Dr. Michael Nissenbaum and Acoustical expert Robert Rand. The URA group states this . . . Complete story »
On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. volunteers with the Affected Residents of Urirama group conducted a signature drive at different supermarkets, collecting signatures against the placement of a 10-windturbine park at Urirama. They stood at among others Superfood, Kong Hing, Certified Supermarket, Cheng’s Supermarket, Mundo Nobo and Hong Kong Supermarket. The group considers the signature drive important because they are convinced that not only the project will cause destruction to nature, but also will affect the people’s health. . . . Complete story »
ORANJESTAD – The protest march against the windmill park at Urirama may have seemed small but the number of signatures in the petition and the reactions on internet clearly indicate resistance it still growing. Furthermore, NGO’s such as Aruba Birdlife Conservation, Stimaruba and Rainbow Warriors openly declared themselves against the project. Neighbors have meanwhile consulted a lawyer, because as Julia de Ruijter (activist from the very beginning) stated very clear at the hearing yesterday: “We will go to court if the . . . Complete story »