Category Archives: Bat/Bird Kills

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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“DARN … if we could only place more wind turbines!”

From the University of South Denmark:  “Maybe the collapse (of the universe) has already started somewhere in the universe and right now it is eating its way into the rest of the universe. Maybe a collapsed is starting right now … Continue reading

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Killing Eagles – Rating The Responses (updated links)

Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.  (For your convenience, I’ve provided the complete FWS ruling as … Continue reading

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A Day Out With Zuli

AT Note:  For best quality, please view in full screen.

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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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Vermont Wind Shenanigans and WV Endangered Species Kill – Wind Wise Radio

Urgent!  Please tune in this evening (Sunday, August 26th) from 7:00 to 8:00 Eastern time on WWR, Wind Wise Radio at http://www.windwiseradio.org Tina Fitzgerald and Scott McLane from Vermont will be on to talk about the sordid goings on surrounding … Continue reading

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American Bird Conservancy sues Federal Agencies over access to industrial wind correspondence.

Notes from the Media Release: In a lawsuit filed today (June 26, 2012) in Washington D.C. District Court American Bird Conservancy has accused the federal government of suppressing information about wind energy projects and their potential negative impact on America’s … Continue reading

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US International Trade Commission (USITC) may block Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Imports

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 … Continue reading

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China’s US wind strategy: “globalization through localization”

According to sources, China’s State Grid Corp is in talks to purchase an 80% controlling interest in US based AES Corp’s wind business.  A Reuters article stated that China’s “cash-flush state-owned power companies” are on a buying spree and, it seems to me, the US wind … Continue reading

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USFWS AGREES TO RECONSIDER SHAFFER MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL OPINION

PRESS RELEASE (Contact: Laura Jackson, Pres., Save Our Allegheny Ridges (SOAR), (814) 652–‐9268) FACED WITH NOTICE OF ESA VIOLATIONS, FWS AGREES TO RECONSIDER SHAFFER MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL OPINION The federally endangered Indiana bat won a significant reprieve recently when the U.S. … Continue reading

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