Berwind and Gamesa
Recent articles, stated the project will enhance the water quality at this site. Also, Gamesa states that protecting natural resources and wildlife is a "shared priority" with the community.
If this is so, then why was there a rattlesnake study of the area done in November (when snakes are hibernating)? Why did Gamesa do a study on bird migration in July, when bird migration doesn't start until late August, September and October? How does bringing in large equipment to clear-cut the forest and building new roads improve water quality of streams that are already of the highest quality in the state?
October 18, 2007
by John Kott and Friends of Shaffer and Lambert Mountain
in Daily American
This letter is in response to the letter from J. Gibbons on Oct. 6, concerning who owns the proposed windmill property, and questions on recent articles placed in the papers about the Shaffer Mountain Wind Project.
The majority of the Shaffer Mountain Project is proposed for land owned by Berwind Corp. of Philadelphia, the largest land owner in Shade Township. This is the same mining and development company who has given Central City the largest acid mine drainage sites in the state of Pa. The largest site is behind (Central City Fire Hall).
Now that Dark Shade is polluted, Berwind will... [continue via Web link]