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Allegheny Highlands Alliance comments on new Eagle “take” permits.

(Photo Courtesy of Larry Thomas – Pendelton County, WV) Environmental groups and the Senate GOP’s top environmental lawmaker are irate over a revised Interior Department  rule, set to take effect in January, 2014.  The modification will allow the Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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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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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 8, 2012

Items of Interest: 1-“The amount of misinformation driven by the wind industry and its surrogates has reached a point where the public and Congress are less willing to blindly follow AWEA’s lead.” – MasterResource 2-“President Barack Obama announced late Monday … 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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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 19, 2012

Items of interest: 1:This is post number 700 at the Allegheny Treasures blog, which started nearly 30 months ago.  I thought it might be fun to provide the link to the very first post, dated 9/28/2009 – Mountain Breezes – Green … Continue reading

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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 12, 2012

Items of interest: 1:”Japan wind power installations to drop 68% as subsidies halted” – Eco-Business 2:”When you add up grants, subsidies, loans, and tax credits that have been helping the solar and wind industries along, then add in mandates that … Continue reading

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Virginia citizens secure legal representation to insure Highland New Wind Development complies with Endangered Species Act

Statement from VA Wind: A Final Attempt At Resolution:  Highland New Wind Development Confronts the Endangered Species Act Despite warnings from citizens, recommendations from natural resource management agencies, and the fact that a number of similarly situated wind turbine projects … 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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Animal Welfare Institute requests U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service analyze all direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on wildlife at Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project.

The following comments were submitted to the US Fish & Wildlife Service on behalf of the Animal Welfare Institute (“AWI”) and David G. Cowan with regard to the construction and operation of turbines at the Beech Ridge wind energy facility … Continue reading

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