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A crowd of about 150 people were at the 3 p.m. public hearing on the Galloo Island wind project held Tuesday before members of the state siting board at the Henderson Fire Department community room.
Towns adopting ordinances with restrictions on wind farm development are making a mistake, said county attorney Dan Taylor. ...With the cases in Darlington and Alamo, both ordinances reach four miles beyond the town’s borders.
The Penn Forest Zoning hearing board continued to hear from professional civil engineer Philip C. Malitsch on Monday night, only this time it was while Malitsch was being cross-examined by Atlantic Wind attorney Edward Greene.
Greene suggested that Malitsch’s testimony as an expert could be biased due to his status as a township resident. ...Malitsch said that Greene’s characterization wasn’t accurate.
SACKETS HARBOR — Hounsfield town officials and the developer behind the Galloo Island Wind project have teamed up to host support rallies Tuesday before state information and public statement forums.
The next decision regarding the Ball Hill wind project lies with the town board of Hanover, who must also have a supermajority board approval to pass the amendments to their six proposed turbines. In the words of one crowd member, “This isn’t over.”
Commissioners said little concerning the Henry County Planning Commission’s “no recommendation” on the controversial Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) ordinance. But opponents said plenty.
Courthouse computer security, enterprise zones and road work were among topics discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board, but the matter drawing the most attention this week is a proposed wind farm in the bluffs.
One of the major reasons why the Commission didn’t make an approval was that, after pressing Carpio-Delfino on if he obtained permits – including an Eagle Take Permit through the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, as well as an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management (the proposed line runs through some BLM land) – he said he’s only been speaking with these entities. This means nothing has yet been finalized.
No land closures planned
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held a public hearing on the wind farm last month in Avon, attended by about 200 people. The four-hour meeting generated testimony from both sides for the controversial project. ...The PUC expects to make a final decision on Prevailing Wind by October.
Just a few years after the New York State Thruway Authority spent about $5 million on five turbines, four of them stand dormant. And a spokesperson indicated the Thruway Authority does not know when they will become operational again. ..."We're working with the manufacturer to get replacement parts," Givner said.
“We also don’t like the double standard with regard to the environmental and deadly impact on birds and bats, as wind typically gets a free pass in comparison to what oil companies and farmers have to go through,” Caldwell said. “One more thing,” he added. “The county needs to demand a new EIR. These turbines are larger than the old ones, and the other EIR is 10 years old.”
The Diamond Vista Wind Farm, stretching from Roxbury to Dickinson County, received heavy approval in November, but the opinion of some has soured since then.
DEXTER, Ia. — The battle playing out over a second crop of wind turbines that MidAmerican Energy is proposing near this small town is like many playing out across Iowa and the nation.
Councilwoman Sarah LoMonto currently has a lease agreement with RES, and has recused herself from the voting process. Recently, multiple individuals came to Villenova resident Tina Graziano, whose husband, Angelo, is a former Villenova councilman. They expressed to Graziano their concern that Councilman Nathan Palmer has a conflict of interest, as his wife’s parents and her sister have lease agreements with RES.
ANTRIM NH -- Nearly a decade after Antrim residents first heard the first proposal to put wind turbines on Tuttle Hill and Willard Mountain, ground is being broken on the project next week.
CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Wind turbines could be constructed in Muskegon County as soon as next year if a California-based developer’s plan moves forward.
CLAY COUNTY — On a sweltering weekday in mid-July, it takes a dozen good cowboys on the historic Sanzenbacher Ranch to get the round-up done.