Category Archives: Save Western Maryland

Constellation Energy seeks Incidental Take Permit for Western Maryland industrial wind project

PRESS RELEASE Save Western Maryland Date: September 22, 2012 URGENT:  For Immediate Release Contact: Kimberly Connaughton 301-616-9693 Constellation Energy Files for ITP In 2010, Save Western Maryland, an Oakland based grassroots community action group, filed a federal lawsuit against Constellation … Continue reading

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Eagle – Schmeagle! … “by the time problems are unveiled in post-construction monitoring, they’ve sold the facility.”

Thanks to Rick Webb of VA Wind for pointing us to a posting at North American Windpower:  “FWS Official To Wind Developers: Our Door Is Always Open” The title of the article might be a bit misleading if you read … Continue reading

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Maryland’s O’Malley selects winners and losers with taxpayer money.

From the Washington Examiner:  “It is true, as O’Malley spokesman Adamec stated, that incentivizing cost-efficient energy sources is not consistent with the governor’s policies.  However, those policies are inconsistent with the campaign promises of lowering utility rates, which first propelled … Continue reading

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Oakland Maryland resident takes Cumberland Times-News to task.

We thank Mr. Eric Robison for allowing us to post his response to the Editors of the Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News regarding their recent article “Which bat is which?” Letter to the Editor, I am responding to your article, “Which bat … Continue reading

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SAVE WESTERN MARYLAND SUES CONSTELLATION ENERGY FOR VIOLATION OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

From the office of Attorney Kimberly A. Connaughton: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2010   SAVE WESTERN MARYLAND SUES CONSTELLATION ENERGY FOR VIOLATION OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT Save Western Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against Constellation Energy Group and … Continue reading

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Maryland’s first wind farm set to begin publishing actual electricity production stats to justify its existence.

Finally!  A US wind farm owner with the courage to put their performance where their mouth is! I have to give credit to Constellation Energy – the developer, Clipper Wind Power – the turbine manufacturer, and especially the American Wind … Continue reading

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Wind industry representative seems to think folks complaining about environmental problems should just shut up!

Quoted in today’s Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News article, wind industry rep. Frank Maisano seems to blame delays to the Roth Rock wind project in Western Maryland on “a local wind farm opposition group called Save Western Maryland.  Maisano accused the group … Continue reading

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Save Western Maryland serves Roth Rock developers with formal notice of intent to sue.

Following this statement from Save Western Maryland is the full text of the notice of intent to sue: For Immediate Release July 25, 2010 Save Western Maryland joined the Maryland Conservation Council and several concerned citizens in a July 20, … Continue reading

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Save Western Maryland demands Garrett County wind farm comply with Endangered Species Act. UPDATE: NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS ADDED

SAVE WESTERN MARYLAND For Immediate Release July 3, 2010 Press Release Save Western Maryland joined the Maryland Conservation Council and several concerned citizens on a June 23, 2010 letter providing official notice to Constellation Green Energy, LLC, Clipper Wind power, … Continue reading

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