Category Archives: US Fish &Wildlife

“DARN … if we could only place more wind turbines!”

From the University of South Denmark:  “Maybe the collapse (of the universe) has already started somewhere in the universe and right now it is eating its way into the rest of the universe. Maybe a collapsed is starting right now … Continue reading

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American Bird Conservancy sues Federal Agencies over access to industrial wind correspondence.

Notes from the Media Release: In a lawsuit filed today (June 26, 2012) in Washington D.C. District Court American Bird Conservancy has accused the federal government of suppressing information about wind energy projects and their potential negative impact on America’s … 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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USFWS AGREES TO RECONSIDER SHAFFER MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL OPINION

PRESS RELEASE (Contact: Laura Jackson, Pres., Save Our Allegheny Ridges (SOAR), (814) 652–‐9268) FACED WITH NOTICE OF ESA VIOLATIONS, FWS AGREES TO RECONSIDER SHAFFER MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL OPINION The federally endangered Indiana bat won a significant reprieve recently when the U.S. … Continue reading

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AFA comments to USFWS on Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat

The Allegheny Front Alliance submitted the following letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the plight of the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat.  It should be noted that the AFA has great concern about the … Continue reading

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I’m curious … is “Yabucoa” the Spanish word for rip-off?

Back in February of this year, Western Wind Energy issued a news release containing this statement:  The total assets of the Windstar Project as of the expected Commercial Operation Date, are valued at US $481.8 million comprising the Project’s fair … Continue reading

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Recipe for disaster: a Bald Eagle, wind turbines and an incredibly incurious press.

Whenever I’m away for a bit, I often find it difficult choosing a topic to help me get back into the swing of things.  This time however, thanks to the sharp eye and superb photography of Ms. Jamie Riggleman, the … 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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Bats in the belfry? We’ve got the answer.

From WWLTV:  Bat removal at McDonogh (New Orleans High School) 35 hampered by ‘endangered species’ designation. Sure bats are endangered species and, according to the Endangered Species Act, cannot be harmed.  So what’s the school to do? Aha!  Ever at … Continue reading

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Lisa Linowes: “California gets it right”

Our thanks to Lisa Linowes of the Industrial Wind Action Group for the following excellent editorial  summarizing the impact of the California Administrative Law Judge’s recent proposed decision regarding sale of the Manzana wind project to be sited in southern CA by … Continue reading

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