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Category Archives: Art & Pam Dodds
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
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
On November 26, 2008, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) granted a Siting Certificate for AES Laurel Mountain, Inc. (AES) to construct a wind project on Laurel Mountain between Elkins (Randolph County) and Belington (Barbour County), West Virginia. … Continue reading
WV Master Naturalists warn US Fish and Wildlife Service of “irreparable environmental damage” resulting from construction of Beech Ridge Wind Project.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service, reacting to public requests, extended the period for submitting public comments to the USFWS concerning the EIS (environmental impact statement) preparation on the proposed incidental take permit for the Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project … Continue reading
Maryland wind farm developers are now batting two for two – two projects started – two projects halted for environmental violations. Thanks to Matia Vanderbilt of Save Western Maryland for pointing us to the Baltimore Sun article: Erosion violations halt … Continue reading
Due to concerns over groundwater issues, Board of Health advises against wind farms in southern Wisconsin county.
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette article, “Wind turbines pose groundwater, health issues, panel says,” the Board of Health has recommended that no wind turbines be built in the county’s southern region where a 100-turbine wind farm has been … Continue reading
Industrial wind’s rubber stamp? “Rather than being effective regulatory agencies, the state authorities have simply opted to be the permitting agencies.”
In the following commentary, Pamela and Arthur Dodds question the effectiveness of state agencies responsible to oversee the permitting process for industrial wind plants: As presented in April 23, 2010 “Wind Action” editorial, in 2009, residents in Sheffield, Vermont, appealed … Continue reading