Category Archives: Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy

Settlement reached at Beech Ridge industrial wind installation.

h/t Allegheny Front Alliance From the Charleston Daily Mail: Wednesday January 27, 2010 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A Maryland developer has agreed not to build 24 turbines and will abandon 31 proposed sites at a West Virginia wind farm, settling … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge industrial wind Court Injunction and Summary documents.

Courtesy of the Mountain Community for Responsible Energy: Judge Titus ruling: Summary: Related Post:  “Federal Judge halts Beech Ridge industrial wind project!“

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Federal Judge halts Beech Ridge industrial wind project!

From the Industrial Wind Action Group: Federal judge halts Greenbrier wind project A federal district court judge in Maryland placed a huge roadblock in the path of a planned industrial wind facility in northern Greenbrier County, saying construction of the … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge industrial wind project will bring around 487 million new jobs to West Virginia!

A recent study has shown that, should the Beech Ridge wind project be allowed to proceed, approximately 487 million West Virginians will find employment, directly or indirectly, as a result. Well, 487 million is only approximate … and, truth be … Continue reading

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Birds and bats hope to find three wise men in Bethlehem – (Bethlehem, PA, that is!)

From istockanalyst.com:  “Authority weighs wind farm plan: Conservationists laud the idea, but turbines could harm birds, bats, some wildlife experts fear.” Same argument, different town – how much is our heritage/view-shed/environment/wildlife/community worth? Seems, In the Pocono Mountains, there is a … Continue reading

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California has a novel idea to protect birds and bats. Don’t build wind plants where they fly! UPDATE: VIDEO SHOWS WHY!

Video link courtesy of Jon Boone: Now to the original text: According to the Californian.com, a new “Report paves way for wildlife-friendly wind power in Monterey County.” So, exactly how do they achieve this ground-breaking harmony between endangered species and … Continue reading

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Environmental groups say turbines will kill bats. Wind power developer says yes, but not “that” bat.

Here we go …  (article supplied text in bold) A proposed West Virginia wind power project will harm a tiny, endangered bat and its developers should be [sic] should be required to obtain permits under the Endangered Species Act, attorneys … Continue reading

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Federal Judge asked to halt Beech Ridge windfarm – a matter of bats.

In a Washington Post video, “Retiree David Cowan, a longtime caving fanatic, is asking a federal judge to halt construction of the Beech Ridge windfarm, arguing that the windfarm will kill endangered bats. The lawsuit pits Chicago-based Invenergy Inc., a … Continue reading

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“Bat-gate: Cover-up at the Beech Ridge wind facility” – Editorial from the Industrial Wind Action Group

Following on the heels of today’s earlier post at Allegheny Treasures regarding the upcoming court case brought by the Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy (MCRE) against Beech Ridge Energy, the Industrial Wind Action Group offers this editorial:  “Bat-gate: Cover-up at … Continue reading

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