Impact on Landscape
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Jeremy Paxman's brother has launched a battle against plans for nine 120ft wind turbines overlooking Dartmoor national park which he said would "stick out like a sore thumb".
James Paxman also criticised the Government's policy of subsidising wind energy, arguing that turbines were one of the least cost effective and reliable ways to generate electricity.
Local environmental authorities ordered the PV cell plant to be closed while investigations take place. It has failed a number of environmental waste tests since April when high levels of flouride were found in the river, according to local reports.
There won't be any battle lines drawn in the effort to stop the construction of new above-ground, high-powered transmission lines through Oswego and Jefferson counties.
The two government agencies are hoping to pass a joint resolution to ask Upstate Power relocate the proposed lines to the bottom of Lake Ontario. ...Lawmakers are urging the lines be buried underground, and preferably under water, to preserve the aesthetics and economic-development potential of their communities, and further claim that there is no benefit to the counties for hosting the lines.
It takes less than five minutes to walk from the church at one end of Moreleigh to the pub at the other but the small community living in the cottages in between have a range of opinions on whether Jonathan Dimbleby is welcome in their Devonshire village.
To some, he is an arriviste whose plans to erect a wind turbine in his garden will spoil their view across the South Hams.
Quechan contends the project will cause irreparable harm to hundreds of cites including burial and cremation sites, as well as tens of thousands of artifacts. Forensic dog teams hired by tribes last week found six new cremation sites. Tribal members, who in modern times have continued to use the site for ceremonial purposes, also sought to protect views of mountains sacred in their religious beliefs of creation.
A state Supreme Court judge has ruled the Wind Power Ethics Group (WPEG) and one of its members can challenge the town Zoning Board of Appeals' decision that a proposed wind turbines project is a utility subject only to a site plan review. WPEG is asking a judge to vacate a Feb. 28 determination that the project is a utility within the meaning of the town's zoning law and therefore is a permitted use subject to site plan review in the town's agricultural/residential zoning district.
After a suggestion by Environment Court Judge Jon Jackson in Alexandra yesterday, the Central Otago District Council will call expert witnesses to explain the effect noise may have on residents living near the proposed Project Hayes wind farm.
He did so after learning from the CODC's counsel that no expert witnesses would be called to give evidence on other than landscape and visual effects, and planning.
Judge Jackson and three commissioners will hear appeals on the council hearings panel's decision to recommend the wind farm, subject to conditions. At a conference of the participants and representatives yesterday, he heard there will be between 78 and 81 witnesses, and the case will begin on May 19. Parts may be heard in Cromwell or Queenstown.