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“as a renewable-energy advocate with significant wind experience, I find his passion for utility-scale wind power in WNC sorely misplaced — and painfully ironic.”

From the National Wind Watch: Wind power or hot air? Don’t sacrifice WNC’s ridges to industrial greed Credit:  by Dave Erb, Mountain Xpress, http://www.mountainx.com 26 May 2010 At a November forum on wind power at UNCA, a young staffer from … Continue reading

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And your thoughts on industrial wind? “I say North America must REVOLT big time and put a stop to this madness!”

These are not the words of a single NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).  These words represent an ever growing chorus of citizens rising against the onslaught of industrial wind.  Of course, the dismissive term NIMBY, used by wind shills … Continue reading

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The uncontrolled expansion of industrial wind and the resulting “cumulative impact” on birds.

The following email was sent to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for consideration at the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting to be held March 2 – 4, 2010.  The purpose was to express concern for the cumulative impact the uncontrolled … Continue reading

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Allegheny Treasures comments on West Virginia Public Service Commission siting approval for Mineral County, WV.

First, a disclaimer.  Allegheny Treasures, while supporting the philosophy of groups opposing industrial wind as a viable source of the country’s energy needs, has no direct relationship to any citizen group.  This blog is an amateur effort formed simply to … Continue reading

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Industrial wind calls it NIMBY. Perhaps! But “this problem runs from the arctic to the tip of South America — and that is one helluva big backyard!”

Replying to my thanks for introducing me to Wayne Wegner, Jon Boone said simply, “Glad you enjoy this colloquy of good people.”  What an incredible understatement. Both are highly respected, knowledgeable and multi-talented environmentalists.  They are separated by the the … Continue reading

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Open letter to Tal McBride, partner, Highland New Wind Development LLC

From The Recorder …..Highland New Wind- Letter to the Editor…Pocohontas County…. Resident takes issue with McBride’s statement An open letter to Tal McBride, partner, Highland New Wind Development LLC: NIMBY, the acronym for Not In My Backyard, is a pejorative … Continue reading

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