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Had Mayor Stephen R. Reed come forth with a windmill project that tapped Harrisburg's wind assets, we would have been enthusiastic supporters. Instead, he proposes building a wind farm in rural Clarks Valley, on the ridges above the city's DeHart Reservoir, and marring one of the last large tracts of wild country left in eastern Pennsylvania.
PLYMOUTH - It’s OK for the town to establish where wind towers can be built, but the town can’t limit them to municipal properties, Attorney General Thomas Reilly said.
Opponents and supporters of the Penobscot Mountain Wind Farm in Bear Creek Township will continue to outline their arguments tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
The bill would basically tell people, especially those who in the past objected to the siting of natural gas transmission lines and windmills, to go fly a kite.
HERKIMER - Three residents made their point perfectly clear to county legislators during Wednesday night's meeting: town officials where local windmill projects have been proposed want more say in ongoing negotiations between the county and wind energy companies.
A bill that would create a state energy policy has been amended to give the state more power to trump local zoning laws.
Fourteen members of the state House of Representatives and three members of the Senate attended a caucus of legislators to see if there was a common approach to the issue.
"Windfarms in closely settled rural areas are not popular and the current ad hoc approach to subsidising and approving windfarms is clearly flawed."
Patricia Muscarello has asked the federal courts to permanently stop the Ogle County Board from allowing power-generating windmills to go up and the power company from building them
LYONS — The town and the village both plan to pursue zoning laws to regulate where and how wind farms and windmills could operate.
I have been an unabashed critic of large scale industrial development for Cherry Valley from the very beginning. The experience of working on two very sophisticated planning documents made me believe that the large footprint turbines bring to the town will do irreversible damage to Cherry Valley’s future.
“You do control the fate of your town and the your development through zoning,” Sigurdson said.
Campaigners against a proposed windfarm in north Devon are claiming a small victory in preventing the turbines. A report by Devon County Council's environment director says the impact on the environment far outweighs the renewable energy benefits.
ALTONA -- Altona Town Council didn't vote last week on the proposed local law that would allow companies to apply to build wind-energy projects.
What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt. Editor's Note: Please refer to 'Blow for wind farm protesters' 1/21/06 available in NWW's news section.
With the costs of electricity rising, and budgets tightening, more North Shore communities are looking at building wind turbines to help power schools and other municipal properties.
WIND FARM protesters have been dealt a potentially devastating blow after an influential watchdog backed developers’ pleas for compulsory purchase powers.
HOLBROOK - Rocking Chair Ranch, 18 miles northwest of Snowflake, may soon be harvesting wind power.
Lyman Planning Board members this week gave their approval to three petitioned warrant articles aimed at keeping commercial wind energy projects out of town.
“This is a much more extensive ordinance than the first one and includes much more than height and noise restriction,” Land Use Director Richard Edmonds stated.