Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lisa Linowes: “California gets it right”

Our thanks to Lisa Linowes of the Industrial Wind Action Group for the following excellent editorial  summarizing the impact of the California Administrative Law Judge’s recent proposed decision regarding sale of the Manzana wind project to be sited in southern CA by … Continue reading

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Jon Boone: Oxymoronic Windpower

Mr. Boone’s article originally appeared at MasterResource, the premier “free-market energy blog.” We thank Mr. Boone for granting permission to post his commentary and encourage readers to visit Mr. Boone’s Stop Ill Wind site for more of his expert analysis … Continue reading

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Pinnacle wind farm decommission study challenged.

AT Note:  The following letter was submitted to the Mineral County (West Virginia) Commission for consideration at the January 11, 2011 review of the decommission study prepared by GL Garrad Hassan (1), consultant for the Pinnacle Wind Farm project. Unable … Continue reading

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Virginia citizens secure legal representation to insure Highland New Wind Development complies with Endangered Species Act

Statement from VA Wind: A Final Attempt At Resolution:  Highland New Wind Development Confronts the Endangered Species Act Despite warnings from citizens, recommendations from natural resource management agencies, and the fact that a number of similarly situated wind turbine projects … Continue reading

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Frank Maisano: “There he goes again.”

To borrow a phrase from the opening of Mr. Frank Maisano’s most recent letter to the editor:  “There he goes again.”  The “he” I refer to in this little post is, however, Mr. Maisano. Rapidly becoming my one of my … Continue reading

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Glenn R. Schleede: False claims that “wind farms” provide large economic and job benefits

We thank Mr. Schleede for granting permission to post his recent commentary: January 3, 2011 False claims that “wind farms” provide large economic and job benefits One would think that by now Obama Administration officials would admit that “wind farms” … Continue reading

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Pinnacle (WV) wind farm decommission study and (draft) escrow agreement published. (UPDATED 1/9/11)

The Mineral County (WV) Commission is in the midst of critical negotiations with US WindForce LLC regarding the decommission of the Pinnacle wind farm planned for our community.  The documents under discussion are provided for your convenience below. Following these … Continue reading

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“As The Bull Flies!”

Readers may have noticed a gap in posts over the last week or so.  I was off helping my daughter move into a new home and internet access was very limited.  A funny thing about being out of touch … … Continue reading

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Oakland Maryland resident takes Cumberland Times-News to task.

We thank Mr. Eric Robison for allowing us to post his response to the Editors of the Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News regarding their recent article “Which bat is which?” Letter to the Editor, I am responding to your article, “Which bat … Continue reading

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Get the Energy Sector off the Dole – Jeffrey Leonard

Excellent advice from Jeffrey Leonard in the Washington Monthly:  “If President Obama wants to set us on a path to a sustainable energy future—and a green one, too—he should propose a very simple solution to the current mess: eliminate all … Continue reading

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