Florida wind farm's antagonists: environmentalists
Although the Sugarland Wind Project has won approval from the County Commission, it still faces a number of obstacles. The company needs state and federal environmental permits to proceed. There's also the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And it's a given that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will take a closer look at the impact on wildlife.
June 9, 2012
by Patricia Sagastume
in Miami Herald
A proposal to build a wind farm in Palm Beach County, Florida's first, is creating a stir.
When it comes to clean energy projects like wind farms, where people stand on a proposal sometimes depends on where they sit. Take the case of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, certainly a champion of green causes - until someone proposed building a wind farm off Cape Cod, where the liberal lion liked to do his sailing.
He fought the wind farm until he died.
Now comes a proposal to build an electricity-generating wind farm in remote western Palm Beach County, near Lake Okeechobee. It would... [continue via Web link]