Answers about commercial wind farms could come from downstate
Other environmental concerns are the effects of noise, vibration and shadow on wildlife habitats and the number of birds and bats killed when they fly into the blades.
"When you put turbines up on these long, north-south mountain ridges, they're directly affecting the migration route of bald eagles and a lot of songbirds," Jackson said.
September 27, 2011
by Valerie Myers
in The Erie Times-News
North East Borough Council is gauging which way the wind blows on a proposal to build a commercial wind farm in North East Township.
Council may lease borough-owned land for the project, but only if taxpayers understand the issues involved and approve, Borough Manager Bob Brayman said.
Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy is measuring the wind and leasing land in North East Township, where it plans to build a 7,000-acre wind farm along wine-country ridges.
Up to 70 giant turbines would harness wind to generate electricity for sale into the eastern power grid.
So far, the public doesn't have enough information to support or oppose... [continue via Web link]