'Industrialization' of ecosystem comes at great cost to our region
Over the last five years, environmental degradation to our beautiful natural landscape is occurring without the public's knowledge as closed-door negotiations among local and state government and energy companies take place. And, of course there is very limited federal, state, and local regulatory oversight.
January 4, 2011
by John N. Bambacus
in Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Keyser, W.Va. - Consider this for a moment: The citizens of Mineral County do indeed have a right to know the content of an agreement between themselves U.S. Wind Force over the serious matter of decommissioning industrial wind turbines. Nearby Garrett County, MD has nothing in place to adequately protect the folks from the ever-changing wind LLC's.
The City of Cumberland is considering an offer to sell thousands of acres in its watershed.
Garrett County's Backbone Mountain industrial wind turbine array is nearly complete, with no public safety or health protections, and a proposed mine under the Casselman River awaits local and... [continue via Web link]