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Virginia’s industrial wind and the “lessons learned” at Gettysburg.

The article today in The Roanoke Times online edition says simply:  “SCC gives go-ahead for wind farm project in Highland County – The state agency dismissed a complaint regarding its “negative impact” on a viewshed.” A viewshed? … a “negative impact” … 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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To understand the impact of industrial wind on Camp Allegheny, simply look on the Brightside!

Think the windtoon message sounds silly?  How about if the same government agency that told you 18 historic sites would be negatively impacted by the installation of an industrial wind complex decided that a check for $10,000 would solve the … Continue reading

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Email to Governor Joe Manchin questioning the decision by the WV Division of Culture and History to allow wind installations to negatively impact historic sites.

  In an earlier post I committed to ask Governor Joe Manchin his position of the “sale of landmarks” issue discussed in this post: “A question for the WV Division of Culture and History – What’s a Historic Civil War … Continue reading

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A question for the WV Division of Culture and History – What’s a Historic Civil War Site go for these days?

Funny thing about these industrial wind deals.  The more questions you think you answer, the more questions that pop up. A couple of days ago, we had a piece on the fire sale of 18 historic landmarks negatively impacted by … Continue reading

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WV State Historic Preservation Officer thinks adverse effects of wind turbines on historic sites worth around $17.39/turbine/year. Wait! You can’t be serious?

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, not wanting to be accused of “close enough for government work,” calculated that each turbine would require an amount $434.7826086956521739130434… each, to mitigate the negative impact on the 18 historical sites in … Continue reading

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