Category Archives: Environment

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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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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Industrial Wind’s Limited Power Potential

Jay Lehr, PhD:  “After two decades of huge subsidies for wind energy, nowhere in the world has an array of wind turbines replaced a single conventional power plant.” Two scorching days here along the Allegheny Front and the turbine blades … 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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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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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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Industrial wind … “the crawling menace!”

We thank Mr. J. Edward Gates for granting permission to post his recent Letter to the Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News Editor. His letter is titled “You should know more about Roth Rock project” and the full text begins: I read with … Continue reading

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Saddle Mountain – An Allegheny Treasure

Until today, the image used to represent Allegheny Treasures was a personal photograph of Green Mountain, above Keyser, West Virginia, as seen from my home.  When taken a year ago, the 23 massive wind turbines of the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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“We don’t believe we mislead anyone.” – Chapter Two (or Three or Four)

Remember this post from a few days ago?  Wind developer canned response #283: “We don’t believe we mislead anyone.”  Well, the “didn’t mislead” comment came from none other than Dave Friend, CEO of US WindForce, the developers of the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading

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John Terry on industrial wind: “one wonders what unintended consequence will occur next?”

The Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News recently published a commentary written by Mr. John Terry of Montrose, WV.  We thank Mr. Terry for permission to post this enhanced version of the original article. AT Notes:  Please use the features of the Scribd embed … Continue reading

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