Category Archives: Appalachian Mountains

Dan’s Mountain – Be really careful!

About 15 miles down the road a “wind farm” Developer wants to place industrial size wind turbines on a beautiful little spot in Western Maryland named Dan’s Mountain. As you might expect, some of the local citizens are upset and … Continue reading

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Allegheny Highlands Alliance comments on new Eagle “take” permits.

(Photo Courtesy of Larry Thomas – Pendelton County, WV) Environmental groups and the Senate GOP’s top environmental lawmaker are irate over a revised Interior Department  rule, set to take effect in January, 2014.  The modification will allow the Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Birthplace of Rivers

The producers of the following video suggest we “get to know West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest in this preview of an upcoming episode of ‘This American Land,’ produced in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts.” Many thanks to Larry Thomas … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now?

The most recent lawsuit against a Mineral County WV wind plant is sticking another fork into Edison VP Charley Parnell’s claim that installing louvers to eliminate turbine noise has “by all accounts … been a significant improvement.” The WV Record … Continue reading

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Lock, stock and lawsuits?

Financially challenged Edison Mission Energy appears to have found a buyer.   According to several articles appearing over the last few days a deal with NRG Energy seems to be taking shape.  Bankrupt Edison Mission Energy, which local residents know as … Continue reading

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Too hot to work?

Several Keyser, WV residents were surprised that during the recent spell of very … very hot days, the 23 massive wind turbines of the Pinnacle wind plant in Mineral County WV sat idle for much of the time.  One would … Continue reading

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Wind to Work

We thank the Allegheny Highlands Alliance for granting permission to post their most recent video titled, “Wind to Work.” The Allegheny Highlands Alliance (AHA) is a consortium of citizen/environment organizations with membership in five states along the Allegheny Front. AHA … Continue reading

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A Cluttered Sky (Video)

We thank Mr. John Terry for allowing us to post his most recent video.  When asked to introduce “A Cluttered Sky,” Mr. Terry provided the following comments: “There are a lot of assumptions regarding wind energy. Some of these are … Continue reading

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A Day Out With Zuli

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Constellation Energy seeks Incidental Take Permit for Western Maryland industrial wind project

PRESS RELEASE Save Western Maryland Date: September 22, 2012 URGENT:  For Immediate Release Contact: Kimberly Connaughton 301-616-9693 Constellation Energy Files for ITP In 2010, Save Western Maryland, an Oakland based grassroots community action group, filed a federal lawsuit against Constellation … Continue reading

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