Category Archives: Pinnacle Wind Farm

Bankruptcy and the corporate skunks

You know, skunks get a bad rap!  I admit they do get a little funky at times, but mostly when you mess with them or, worse, run over them with your car.  But that smell is nothing compared to what’s … Continue reading

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Pinnacle – industrial wind’s fruit cake?

The holiday season is almost here.  It’s nearly time for the 100 year old fruit cake to make it’s trip to the next victim of re-gifting.  To use a joke I heard some time ago, there is suspicion that all … Continue reading

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Darn! If we’d only known!

From the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine – Michael A. Nissenbaum, MD – “In summary, in many IWT (industrial wind turbine) projects, the preconstruction sound modeling has underestimated the eventual real world sound levels those turbine projects eventually … Continue reading

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Chalk up another lawsuit for WV wind plant.

Add the Mike Haywood Group to the growing list of lawsuits filed against the Pinnacle wind plant in Mineral County WV – “Developer sues over Pinnacle Wind turbine project” This most recent lawsuit seeks, as do other suits we’ve detailed … Continue reading

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All’s not quiet on the western ridgeline.

By now, most folks in the area know that 23 lawsuits were filed in federal court on behalf of 38 area residents against the Pinnacle wind plant above Keyser, WV.  The locals cite mental and physical health problems related to … Continue reading

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Industrial wind is a “flexible” electricity generator – for all the wrong reasons.

This exchange between Melissa Francis of the Fox Business Channel and Denise Bode of the American Wind Energy Association is an instant classic.  The interview is titled Wind Energy Tax Credit a Help or Distorting the Market? and can be … Continue reading

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“Just the facts, ma’am.”

I’ve taken a bit of a break here at Allegheny Treasures.  The original focus of the blog was industrial wind in the Alleghenies but, with a lot of help, the effort expanded a bit.  In recent weeks I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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My boss would have fired the whole bunch!

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has a Vision Statement. Have a look at Vision Statement Item 4:  “An improvement in the standard of living and quality of life for the people of West Virginia” Reading this statement, folks … Continue reading

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Braithwaite v Pinnacle Wind, LLC – WV PSC Staff recommends further investigation.

“It is ludicrous to argue that because the Commission possibly had incorrect information before it when it made its decision, it cannot now review that decision. Therefore, Staff believes Pinnacle’s argument that this issue is beyond Commission review should be rejected.” … 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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