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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 5, 2012

Items of interest: 1:Interesting discussion starting at MasterResource – “Are Wind Opponents Zealots?” 2:”Under the federal and California ­endangered species acts, it’s illegal for anyone to kill a condor without first securing a permit to do so. Given that the … 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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Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project: “The USFWS is fully aware of the need to address the cumulative environmental impacts of wind energy development in the central Appalachian region.”

Mr. Rick Webb of VA Wind, submitted the following comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Invenergy Beech Ridge Wind Project: AT Note:  Rick Webb is a Senior Scientist with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project: “denial of the incidental take permit resulting in the full termination of project construction must be considered a viable option.”

Letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project September 19, 2010 Ms. Laura Hill, Assistant Field Supervisor U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office 694 Beverly Pike Elkins, WV 26241 (Via email … Continue reading

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Constellation Green Energy and Garrett County government officials served notice that Maryland wind farm must comply with the Endangered Species Act or face lawsuit.

Further to the Press Release offered by the Save Western Maryland citizen group which we posted on July 3, we can now provide, courtesy of Virginia Wind, the full text of the “Notice Of Violations of the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading

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Settlement reached at Beech Ridge industrial wind installation.

h/t Allegheny Front Alliance From the Charleston Daily Mail: Wednesday January 27, 2010 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A Maryland developer has agreed not to build 24 turbines and will abandon 31 proposed sites at a West Virginia wind farm, settling … Continue reading

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