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Due to “substantial public interest,” the US Fish and Wildlife Service extends Beech Ridge wind project public comment period.

We thank Judy Rodd, Director of the citizen group Friends of Blackwater, for providing this publication in the Federal Register announcing the extension of the comment period relative to the “Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of an … Continue reading

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Constellation Energy wind farm may include condominium resort for Indiana and Virginia “big-eared” bats.

I couldn’t believe it either, but according to an article in the Cumberland (MD) Times-News, Constellation spokesman Larry McDonnell said of plans to install massive wind turbines on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County, “We will commit to developing Indiana bat … 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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“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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Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy (MCRE) will have its day in court.

From their web page, linked here for your convenience, MCRE describes themselves as “a grassroots, community-based group of West Virginia citizens opposing the proposed construction of the Beech Ridge Wind Project by Invenergy LLC of Chicago. Click here for proposal … Continue reading

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