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Wind energy and road development

Wind energy developers commonly downplay the impact of road construction through proposed project areas. For most ridgeline project proposals which has reviewed, applicants quietly state that roads will only require 11-meters (36-feet) width during construction, and quickly add that these areas will be allowed to re-vegetate back to 16-foot mountain trails. Yet, a reading of the actual road plans tells a very different story, as do actual results at completed developments.
12 May 2008
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