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Category Archives: WV State Government
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
Ongoing noise problems associated with Mitsubishi turbines operating at the Pinnacle Wind project in Mineral County WV are being investigated by the West Virginia Public Service Commission, following a formal complaint from residents. The following are excerpts from the WV … Continue reading
Dear State and Local Official representing Mineral County, West Virginia, Subject: Pinnacle Wind project – focus on jobs, economic development and tax revenue. After a grand skirmish on both sides, the rising towers make it clear the Pinnacle wind project … Continue reading
West Virginia House and Senate Leadership asked to review “flawed” industrial wind decommission funding process.
Recently, at the direction of the WV Public Service Commission, the Mineral County (WV) Commissioners approved a Decommissioning Fund and Escrow Agreement for the purpose of protecting county residents against potential financial harm. It is my opinion that the agreement, … Continue reading
Governor Manchin, When I first addressed the (in my mind) urgent issue of the West Virginia State Historical Preservation Office and mitigation of industrial wind’s assault on historic sites, some of my friends suggested I be patient and positive. I’ve … Continue reading
Op-Ed says WV Public Service Commission not doing enough to protect citizens against industrial wind.
An Op-Ed piece from the Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail: Brad Taylor: Wind turbines cause health problems: December 25, 2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Public Service Commission is failing to protect the people of West Virginia. By allowing wind turbine farms to … Continue reading
Follow-up email to Governor Manchin regarding monetary mitigation of industrial wind’s negative impact on historic sites.
What follows is text from an email sent December 7, 2009 to Governor Joe Manchin’s representative to express renewed urgency to our email sent to the Governor on November 17, 2009, linked here for your convenience. We felt it important … Continue reading
The old folk tale says if you place a frog in hot water it will jump out of the pan, but if you place it in cold water and slowly bring up the heat, the frog will just sit there … Continue reading
Email to Governor Joe Manchin questioning the decision by the WV Division of Culture and History to allow wind installations to negatively impact historic sites.
In an earlier post I committed to ask Governor Joe Manchin his position of the “sale of landmarks” issue discussed in this post: “A question for the WV Division of Culture and History – What’s a Historic Civil War … Continue reading
WV State Historic Preservation Officer thinks adverse effects of wind turbines on historic sites worth around $17.39/turbine/year. Wait! You can’t be serious?
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, not wanting to be accused of “close enough for government work,” calculated that each turbine would require an amount $434.7826086956521739130434… each, to mitigate the negative impact on the 18 historical sites in … Continue reading