Tag Archives: Virginia Wind

A Cluttered Sky (Video)

We thank Mr. John Terry for allowing us to post his most recent video.  When asked to introduce “A Cluttered Sky,” Mr. Terry provided the following comments: “There are a lot of assumptions regarding wind energy. Some of these are … Continue reading

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Senator Mark Warner urged to reconsider financial support for industrial wind.

Our thanks to Mr. Glenn Schleede for allowing us to post his important letter to Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. Letter begins:  May 28, 2012 The Honorable Mark R. Warner – United States Senate Dear Senator Warner: I have great respect … Continue reading

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Should wind farms be required to back up their “eco-friendly” claims?

Today’s Roanoke Times has an interesting little editorial titled “What ‘green’ should mean.” Seems the FTC is planning to watch product labeling a little closer and challenge folks who mislead the public in an attempt to sell their product. The … Continue reading

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Hollister Hartman, PhD: “The Weight of Evidence shows that Poor Mountain must be rejected as UNSUITABLE for siting the proposed wind project.”

Well, that should do it, don’t you think?  No sense plopping the 747 size turbines on Virginia’s Poor Mountain.  Heck, when conditions are “prime,” the turbines have a difficult time puffing out enough electricity to read by, especially if you … Continue reading

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Virginia DEQ proposal of permit by rule for “small” wind farms criticized on many fronts. UPDATED 8/26/10

Challenge to the proposal by Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality to establish permit(s) by rule for the construction and operation of “small” (100MW or less) wind energy projects is growing. Joining Rick Webb of VA Wind in criticizing the proposal … Continue reading

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Governor McDonnell, “learn the facts about wind energy.”

Last week we posted Glenn Schleede’s letter to Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and Lt. Governor Bill Bolling requesting that they review the Federal and State tax breaks and subsidies provided to wind farms.  Mr. Schleede follows his detailed request for … Continue reading

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The “fossil fuel propaganda campaign” claims “another victim”

Two letters published recently by the Roanoke Times serve to illustrate the wide gap remaining between opponents of and advocates for industrial wind.  On the one side is a letter written by Ms. Annie Krochalis, a private citizen local to … Continue reading

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Highland New Wind Development, LLC and the Highland County (VA) Board of Supervisors face lawsuit if they continue turbine construction in defiance of the Endangered Species Act.

From the Industrial Wind Action Group:  Highland New Wind notified of intent to sue under U.S. Endangered Species Act May 14, 2010 by William S. Eubanks II and Eric R. Glitzenstein Summary: Concerned citizens and conservationists have joined with the … Continue reading

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“Environmentalists ignoring long-term issues” – Rick Webb, Virginia Wind

From the Cumberland Times-News, November 2, 2009 To the Editor: Cumberland Times-News Only a few years ago, habitat loss was front and center among causes for concern about the future well-being of the American ecological landscape. Not much has changed … Continue reading

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