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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


July 30, 2019 • Iowa, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Iowa woman sues Utilities Board over approval of Palo Alto County wind project

An Emmetsburg, Iowa, woman is suing the three members of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) over their abdication of oversight responsibility regarding a wind turbine project now under construction in Palo Alto County. Bertha Solomon Mathis filed suit in U.S. District Court against the three board members, claiming they violated her constitutional rights and state law by failing to hold public hearings in the county before construction began on the 170-turbine project. Mathis also claims the IUB was unable to . . . Complete story »


July 28, 2019 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Admiral wind project – Lincoln, NY

The Town of Lincoln, Madison County, NY, is siting a wind farm in an area littered with homes. Setbacks will average 1,414 feet from fifty homes and 2,507 feet away from 119 homes in one mile. Some homes will be only 857′ from 500′ turbines. Originally the developer specified ten turbines with the FAA but scaled it back to six apparently to avoid a lengthy New York State Article 10 proceeding. The developer, Optimum Renewables, and the owner, Building Energy, . . . Complete story »


July 27, 2019 • Press releases, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

PUC approves new Sweetland Wind Farm near Miller

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has approved the construction permit for Sweetland Wind Farm near Miller. The company expects to complete the $240 million facility and begin operations by Dec. 31, 2020. However, Sweetland stated that construction will not commence until the company finds a buyer for the electricity generated by the wind farm. The facility will be capable of producing approximately 200 megawatts of energy. Forty-five conditions are imposed on the permit: Aircraft detection lighting, avian and bat . . . Complete story »


July 23, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Comments filed on proposed Walker Ridge Wind Farm

Today I filed 123 pages of comments with the BLM in Ukiah* regarding the proposed Walker Ridge Wind Farm. All of my comments go to the core process of the project’s Environmental Impact Review [EIR]. In my comments I ask that the developer in its EIR report provide proof, means and methods backed by data, to support their assertion of zero harm to Lake County’s wildlife, lakes and streams, and specifically that all Mercury on Walker Ridge (ore in the . . . Complete story »


July 15, 2019 • Australia, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Death by a thousand blades

A boom in the number of wind farms proposed for Tasmania is posing massive risks for already Endangered species of birds, Birdlife Tasmania warned today. “With at least 10 new wind farms either proposed or under construction, more than 500 extra turbines could be spinning over the Tasmanian landscape in the next few years” Birdlife Tasmania Convenor Dr Eric Woehler said. “Add to all these turbines the associated infrastructure such as transmission lines and towers, and the cumulative web of . . . Complete story »


June 7, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Rio Dell city government is the latest organization to give the Terra-Gen wind power project a big thumbs down

Press release from the City of Rio Dell: The Rio Dell City Council met on the evening of June 4, 2019 to discuss a response to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a proposed 155 megawatt wind farm composed of potentially up to sixty towers. The project and its towers would be located on Monument Ridge and Bear River Ridge and would be visible from town. After careful consideration, the Council voted 4‐0 (Councilmember Wilson recused) to issue a . . . Complete story »


June 1, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

County extends comment period on wind farm project to June 14

The following is a press release from Humboldt County: The close of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Humboldt Wind Energy Project has been extended from June 5, 2019 to June 14, 2019. All comments on the Draft EIR must be received by the county no later than 5 pm on June 14, 2019. Direct comments to: Humboldt Wind Energy Project Planner County of Humboldt Planning Department 3015 H Street Eureka, CA 95501 . . . Complete story »


June 1, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Public Meeting on Proposed Bear River Wind Farm June 3

Press release from Humboldt County’s Citizens for Responsible Development: Humboldt County’s Citizens for Responsible Development invites interested residents to a meeting to discuss Terra-Gen’s proposed Humboldt Wind Energy Project. The meeting is in Scotia at the historic Winema Theater, on June 3 at 6:30 pm. Terra-Gen’s proposal includes up to 60 wind turbines nearly 600 feet high on ridgetops from Stafford to Monument and Bear River Ridges; 17 miles of new roads, some of them up to 200 feet wide . . . Complete story »


May 6, 2019 • Minnesota, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

New guide helps farmers with solar, wind energy installations

ST. PAUL – A guide to help Minnesota farmers navigate through legal contracts and other issues stalling large-scale solar and wind installations is now available. The “Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in Minnesota” was developed by the Minnesota Farmers Union and the St. Paul-based Farmers’ Legal Action Group as a resource for farmers considering solar and wind installations on their land. “Solar and wind energy can be great value additions to some family farms, especially in a time of . . . Complete story »


April 20, 2019 • Michigan, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation

FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation Urges Voter Turnout for Zoning Referendum Press Release RES Withdrawal April 2019 L’Anse, Michigan, April 19, 2019 The Friends of the Huron Mountains, a group formed to protect the interests of its members in the Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands area, welcomes today’s news that Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. will not proceed with the Summit Lake Wind Farm project on Weyerhaeuser Co. land in L’Anse Township. FOHM . . . Complete story »


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