Too bad this didn’t happen before the noisy 2.4 MW (never used near homes before) Japanese turbines were installed on Green Mountain near Keyser, WV, making life unbearable for neighbors of the Pinnacle wind project.
Combine this ruling from a lawsuit which was pending during project development, the deterioration of the financial condition of Pinnacle owners – Edison Mission Group – and the suspect benefits touted by the developer and promoted by their fawning enablers, and you might just begin to question the judgement of the rabid supporters of the installation along the Allegheny Front.
We have yet to see the results of the destructive force of these turbines to the fragile habitat along the ridge line and the potential for bat and migratory bird kills resulting from the invasion of these energy impostors. Sadly, the same pom-pom waving officials didn’t find it necessary to insist that US WindForce seek an incidental take permit, as required under the Endangered Species Act for any project which may kill, displace or harm the endangered species which reside in our area, even though the WV Department of Environmental Protection and the US Fish and Wildlife Service both had strong reservations about the project prior to approval.
My suspicion is that, one day soon, area residents are going question the folks responsible to protect our quality of life for their actions regarding the Pinnacle project. The same holds true of our local press.
One thing I can guarantee, “ignorance is bliss” will not be an adequate defense!