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Oil rigs' impact on birds debated - New study says exploration in eastern Gulf could hurt migrating flocks

A 2005 federal study that has so far received little attention warns that oil and gas exploration in the untapped eastern Gulf of Mexico may have a significant negative impact on migratory bird populations. Editor's Note:While this article does not address wind turbines, it raises significant issues related to the potential adverse impact of off-shore windplants on migratory bird populations.
12 Mar 2006

State of The Coast

ATLANTIC CITY — With coastal communities from Cape Cod to Virginia buzzing over the possibility of wind turbines rising in coastal waters, the wind power industry's biggest advertisement is right here alongside U.S. Route 30.
12 Mar 2006

Air Force committed to energy-efficient strategies

The Air Force continues its pledge to be a leader in energy stewardship. For the last six months, the Air Force has been working on a strategy to have energy as a consideration in nearly all of its activities, from operations to acquisition. The Air Force is increasing efforts to reduce the demand for energy using good building design, advanced planning tools for operations, more efficient jet engines and better conservation practices, said Undersecretary of the Air Force Dr. Ronald Sega.
11 Mar 2006

Committee hears from friends, foes of wind farms

A destroyer of natural landscapes and human health, or the solution to New York’s dependence on costly fossil fuels ­— that’s how wind farms were described as both opponents and advocates took turns speaking at a hearing last Tuesday before the Assembly energy committee.
11 Mar 2006

Wind energy, at what cost?

One Wisconsin group is trying to educate the public on the realities of wind energy. David Korinek with WINDCOWS (Wisconsin Independent Citizens Opposing Windturbine Sites) says they are not at all opposed to wind power. They are just looking for some responsible regulation and adequate setbacks from property lines.
11 Mar 2006

Wind energy and highway 34 discussed Thursday by county finance committee

MONMOUTH - The Warren County Board Finance Committee met yesterday at the courthouse. It was announced that there will be an informational meeting about wind energy at West Central High School in Biggsville at 1 p.m. March 25. Several local school districts are trying or are getting ready to try to reduce their power bills by utilizing wind energy as a power source.
10 Mar 2006

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