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From Lake Ontario to Lake Champlain, wind projects are dividing small towns struggling to balance the interests of town residents with the ambitious proposals brought by wind companies. Now, allegations of conflicts-of-interest in at least one Franklin County town have attracted the scrutiny of the district attorney and state investigators. Jacob Resneck reports.
This Appellent's brief was filed with the Vermont Supreme Court in response to the Vermont Public Service Board's decision to grant a certificate of public good to UPC Wind's Sheffield Wind energy project.
The USDA's Forest Service has proposed sweeping changes to its internal directives governing wildlife monitoring and special use authorizations. These proposed changes will greatly facilitate the siting of industrial wind turbines within our National Forests. The Wilderness Society submitted this letter to the Forest Service detailing concerns about the proposed changes. Windaction.org and over 50 other groups and individuals jointly signed this letter.
The Citizens For A Responsible Energy Future sent this letter to all landowners in Garrett County, MD. The full letter can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
This letter, on behalf of Center for Biological Diversity, Hawk Migration Association of North America, The Humane Society of the United States, Industrial Wind Action Group, D. Daniel Boone, and others, was delivered to Department of Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on Jan 17, 2008. The letter responds to the apparent industry bias in Kempthorn's selection of committee members for DOI's Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee formed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The document accessible at the link below contains portions of four agreements entered into between officials of the Town of Burke, NY and two separate wind development LLCs.
The Minerals Management Service released the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the Cape Wind offshore wind energy facility proposed for Nantucket Sound. The DEIS can be accessed by downloading the file from the below link.
The agreement is entered into between a landowner and Wind Power Pty Ltd when wind turbines are erected on the land.
This agreement entered into between the landowner and Wind Power Pty Ltd permits the developer to site a wind testing tower on the land. A minimum fee is paid the landowner.