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Secretary Salazar challenged on industrial wind support.

West Virginia Physician Dr. Wayne Spiggle recently received an email from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in which the Secretary announced that the Department of the Interior will issue a 50-state report outlining the country’s most promising ways to reconnect … Continue reading

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Flaming wind turbine alert! Grab a chair and bring along some marshmallows.

In an earlier post we discussed our concern for the “Just let them burn and they will eventually burn out” fire fighting technique offered by the developer of the wind project high on the Allegheny Front in Mineral County, West … Continue reading

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“I’m watching a (wind) turbine on my land on fire, throwing fire balls on my property”

“Just let them burn and they will eventually burn out.”  That was the advice provided by Joe Bocian, project manager for the Pinnacle wind project under construction on the top of the Allegheny Front above Keyser, WV, in the event … Continue reading

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Note to wind turbine firefighters: “Just let them burn and they will eventually burn out.”

If you’re not familiar with the Pinnacle wind facility, it’s located along the Allegheny Front in Mineral County West Virginia.  The road to the summit of Green Mountain, where the turbines are located, might best be described as a combined … Continue reading

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It’s all about making money, not about renewable energy

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Cumberland (MD) Times-News on April 10, 2011: To the Editor, If doubt remains that the industrial wind business is gasping for air, you only need read Frank Maisano’s recent attack on … Continue reading

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Night and day on Capitol Hill

A few of us visited our West Virginia Senators in Washington last week for a little discussion on renewable energy.  Our focus was industrial wind since, at least in West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains, that’s the major thorn in … Continue reading

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Senator Jay Rockefeller asked to reconsider his position on industrial wind.

We thank Dr. Wayne Spiggle for permitting us to post his letter to West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller Dear Senator Rockefeller, Please accept my personal warm greetings.  We have visited on several occasions, particularly on health care.  You may remember … Continue reading

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WV Master Naturalists warn US Fish and Wildlife Service of “irreparable environmental damage” resulting from construction of Beech Ridge Wind Project.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service, reacting to public requests, extended the period for submitting public comments to the USFWS concerning the EIS (environmental impact statement) preparation on the proposed incidental take permit for the Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project … Continue reading

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C’mon Governor Manchin … if you’re too busy to do what you committed, just say so!

Governor Manchin, When I first addressed the (in my mind) urgent issue of the West Virginia State Historical Preservation Office and mitigation of industrial wind’s assault on historic sites, some of my friends suggested I be patient and positive.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Wind turbines: 15 jobs, five votes and a forever altered landmark – Bluefield (WV) Telegraph

From Bluefield Daily Telegraph Managing Editor, Samantha Perry: Published: January 22, 2010 06:04 pm Wind turbines: 15 jobs, five votes and a forever altered landmark By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph The photograph hanging in a place of honor above my … Continue reading

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