www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c99+121?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZThe Wind Equation: Green energy, cluttered horizon.326352011-07-31T03:26:38Z2011-07-31T03:26:38ZCathie Pauley, a Noxen resident and president of the Noxen Historical Community Association, said she is concerned about windmills defacing the mountains in Wyoming County.
Wyoming County does not have much of an industrial base and community officials look to "our beautiful mountains" for tourism dollars, Pauley said.
"Now, tell me who will want to see our mountains when they deface them with their roads, their wind mills and their clear-cutting."
State forests sought for wind farms; Pa. company would lease W.Md. ridges for turbines.130432007-12-06T14:05:49Z2007-12-06T14:05:49ZA Pennsylvania company is asking the O'Malley administration for leases in two Western Maryland state forests so it can clear up to 400 mountaintop acres to build about 100 wind turbines.
The U.S. Wind Force structures would be about 40 stories tall and visible from some of the region's most popular tourist areas, including Deep Creek Lake and the Savage River Reservoir. ...Dan Boone, a former state wildlife biologist who has been fighting wind farms in Western Maryland, said the Savage River and Potomac state forests contain rare old-growth trees and threatened species.
"You are talking about taking one of the most spectacular scenic overlooks in Maryland and industrializing it," Boone said of a proposed site on Meadow Mountain in the Savage River forest. "It would be a real tragedy to take state lands and convert them into an industrial theme park for U.S. Wind Force."
Wind farm amendment put on hold.108602007-07-20T11:51:42Z2007-07-20T11:51:42ZThe Lycoming County Planning Commission postponed a decision Thursday on whether to recommend an amendment to the county zoning ordinance to significantly change where electricity generating wind turbines may be built. Planning Commission staff had put together an amendment that, if approved by the county commissioners, would allow wind turbines in resource protection and agriculture districts by right and in countryside districts by special exception granted by the county zoning hearing board.Citizensβ group pressures governor to stop wind farm.86452007-03-27T12:02:20Z2007-03-27T12:02:20ZA citizens' group opposed to the location of massive wind-energy plant in northern Potter County is pressuring Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to stop the plan.
However, with Gov. Rendell pushing for renewable energy projects in Pennsylvania, the "Save God's Country" (SGC) group could face an uphill struggle.
An SGC spokesman said the location of wind turbines in the region is at odds with the governor's strong support for the Pennsylvania Wilds tourist promotion plan. "Are hundreds of industrial wind turbines something that will tempt people to visit the Pennsylvania Wilds?" asked Dan Howe. "It seems incongruous, and yet this is what is happening in Potter, Cameron, McKean, Lycoming and Tioga counties, all designated as the Pennsylvania Wilds." Somerset officials say windmills generate tourism.70602006-12-24T12:26:07Z2006-12-24T12:26:07ZTourism brochures tout the regionâs mountains, lakes, ski slopes and trails.
But some officials think those promotional guides should start including windmill sites.
While the turbines popping up on the Cambria-Somerset horizon may not have the charm of the backyard devices among the tulip fields of Holland, these structures already are playing a role in drawing tourists to Somerset County.
Some believe the windmills could do a lot more than generate power.
âItâs how you sell it and how you market yourself,â said Erik Foley, director of the Renewable Energy Center at St. Francis University. âWe could become the clean energy capital of the world.â
Bedford visitors bureau against wind turbines.26232006-04-21T12:30:51Z2006-04-21T12:30:51ZBEDFORD â The countyâs visitors bureau has spoken out against wind turbines, saying they will not boost tourism. Conservation campaign launched to preserve Pa.'s Kittatinny Ridge.4172005-11-17T19:18:04Z2005-11-17T19:18:04ZOttaway News Service
HARRISBURG -- The Kittatinny Ridge, a 185-mile forested highland linking the Delaware Water Gap, Susquehanna Water Gap and the Mason-Dixon line, is the focus of a new conservation effort.
A campaign by Pennsylvania Audubon seeks to place Kittatinny Ridge, also known as Blue Mountain, in the public consciousness as the largest uninterrupted forest area in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Kittatinny Ridge faces multiple threats from ill-planned development as well as an overabundance of deer, insect pests and illegal dumping by humans, the environmental group says.
Throwing Caution to the Wind: the growing threat of Industrial Wind Energy Development in Pennsylvania to Wildlife, Habitat and Public Lands.54932006-10-01T12:54:37Z2006-10-01T12:54:37Z
This is a comprehensive, well documented and thoughtful presentation on a wide range of industrial wind issues by Dan Boone, Consulting Conservation Biologist,
at the public meeting held by
Save Our Allegheny Ridges in Bedford, PA on September 18, 2006A View from Waymart.13492006-01-20T17:11:32Z2006-01-20T17:11:32ZProponents of the Little Equinox Mountain wind facility say it will create jobs, create tax dollars, and enhance tourism. Your readers in Manchester, Vt. might be interested to know how that argument played out when FPL Energy similarly invaded our community in 2004