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GAO Report. "The impact of wind power facilities on wildlife varies by region and by species....however, many wind power facilities in the United States have not been studied and, therefore, scientists cannot draw definitive conclusions about the threat that wind power poses to wildlife in general."
Culminating three years of study, the Planning Commission of Londonderry (VT) revised Londonderry's Town Plan to prohibit industrial wind turbines on Glebe Mountain. The revised Town Plan was submitted to the Londonderry Select Board on August 30, 2005 and approved by the Select Board on October 5, 2005. Included here are selected themes and extracts from Londonderry's Town Plan.
The drive to develop our ridgelines is part of the same industrial arrogance, the same corporate piracy, that drives the war and poverty machine Newton calls attention to.
The decision to drastically alter our landscape will affect our quality of life, our wallets, and our grandchildren.
The Declaratory Judgment action...asks the court to nullify Sheldon's Wind Energy Law as inconsistent with the town's Comprehensive Plan. The lawsuit also claims that the Sheldon Town Board exceeded its lawful authority by granting itself, rather than the Town's Zoning Board of Appeals, the "sole and absolute discretion" to grant variances relating to set-back requirements, noise levels, and the total number of wind towers allowed.
Challenging incorrect “popular wisdom” is difficult but, in this case, well worth the effort!
Giant trucks are heading to Lewis County. They're transporting parts to the wind farm project. How they're getting there is causing some problems. The trucks travel from the port of Oswego into Lewis County.
It's not easy to strike a balance, and that's where the friction arises. In Vermont, it is playing out as the U.S. Forest Service is faced with delivering a new management plan for the Green Mountain National Forest, a 400,000-acre parcel of public land in central and southern Vermont.
We would all like to find a clean, renewable answer to our energy needs. Wind turbines don’t provide that answer.
Hilltowns need to make sure their interests are taken into account when distant investors and persons advocating this technology, who won't be hosting it in their backyards, eye our ridgelines for their projects
"Jeffrey Immelt is pushing windmills, water filters, nuclear power and cleaner turbines and jet engines. Has General Electric gone eco-mad?
Every decision must be guided by one overriding principle -- to safeguard the uniqueness that is Vermont.
Farmers who have signed contracts have signed away rights to their land. The needs for the wind farm will come first.