Category Archives: Friends and Citizens Groups

Wind developers allowed to police themselves? Wisconsin citizens group says not so fast!

URGENT!!! This just received from our friends Fran Kunz and Lynn Korinek of WINDCOWS (Wisconsin INDependent Citizens Opposing Wind Turbine Sites). Many of my (Fran Kunz) friends and family know that I have become active in the pursuit of sensible … Continue reading

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The “fossil fuel propaganda campaign” claims “another victim”

Two letters published recently by the Roanoke Times serve to illustrate the wide gap remaining between opponents of and advocates for industrial wind.  On the one side is a letter written by Ms. Annie Krochalis, a private citizen local to … Continue reading

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NIMBY defined: “with a golden rule twist: NIABY: Not in anybody’s backyard. This (industrial wind) is a flawed technology, with too high a quality-of-life price tag.”

A remarkable exchange on the topic of NIMBY and the impact of industrial Wind on communities. (thanks to Jon Boone for alerting us) July 15, 2010 To:  Brent Harold, Cape Cod Times Dear Mr. Harold, A friend of mine was … Continue reading

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Industrial wind message goes far beyond Maine, thanks to The Friends of the Highland Mountains video.

The Friends of the Highland Mountains have produced an excellent and informative video, available on DVD, to publicize “the threat to the beautiful and ecologically sensitive mountains of Highland Plantation, Maine. Highland Wind LLC’s proposal to blast and bulldoze these … Continue reading

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Constellation Green Energy and Garrett County government officials served notice that Maryland wind farm must comply with the Endangered Species Act or face lawsuit.

Further to the Press Release offered by the Save Western Maryland citizen group which we posted on July 3, we can now provide, courtesy of Virginia Wind, the full text of the “Notice Of Violations of the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading

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John Droz Jr. at MasterResource: Scientists versus Lobbyists: Looking for a Winning Strategy Against Big Wind

John Droz Jr. discusses citizen group strategy to counter big wind at MasterResource. Please proceed to the first installment of his excellent presentation via this link:  Scientists versus Lobbyists: Looking for a Winning Strategy Against Big Wind Related link:  Rethinking … Continue reading

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Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary leaders taken to task for support of industrial wind.

Eric Bibler, President of the Massachusetts based Save Our Seashore citizen group, challenges the leadership of the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon) to assess industrial wind on the merits. Some folks have a problem getting their point across.  Well, that … Continue reading

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And your thoughts on industrial wind? “I say North America must REVOLT big time and put a stop to this madness!”

These are not the words of a single NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).  These words represent an ever growing chorus of citizens rising against the onslaught of industrial wind.  Of course, the dismissive term NIMBY, used by wind shills … Continue reading

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Citing stormwater issues as a major factor, developer of Vermont Community wind farm backing away.

Gee, storm water problems at industrial wind sites … This sounds familiar! The folks in Ira must be ecstatic … and good for them.  Here’s the article:  “Vermont Company Backs Off Wind Farm Plan In Town Of Ira“

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If an industrial development is considered “green,” how many people’s well-being can be sacrificed for a “public good?”

Article published Apr 25, 2010 at Times Argus. A sound policy for wind power in Vt.? By SANDY WILBUR Whether they’re called wind farms or industrial wind generating plants, these industrial developments have caused divisiveness and controversy in every community … Continue reading

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