Comparing apples to oranges
Comparing Allegheny Ridge to Shaffer Mountain is like comparing apples to oranges. And these differences are the reason Gamesa's industrialization of this section of Shaffer Mountain will be stopped. It's all about the siting. The siting of these industrial facilities, if not regulated soon, may well doom the ablility of industrial wind to reach its full potential. The people of the Commonwealth are not going to stand for the destruction of the last of our highest quality wild habitats, especially when we have hundreds of thousands of acres of reclaimed strip mines, with great wind, that have already been destroyed.
August 10, 2007
by Jack Buchan, Shaffer Mountain
in Daily American
The recent letter to the editor by Gamesa consultant, Mike Barton, attempted to show similarities between Gamesa's Allegheny Ridge wind plant site to Shaffer Mountain, where Gamesa wants to build a massive three phase industrial wind facility.
Mr. Barton concludes that Gamesa has sited its Allegheny Ridge wind plant in a proper place so it must follow that Shaffer Mountain is a "proper place" as well. Comparing these two sites, Mr. Barton, is like comparing apples to oranges. Other that the fact that they are both mountainous areas, Allegheny Ridge and Shaffer Mountain are so dissimilar that such comparisons and... [continue via Web link]