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Mrs Olsen expressed her concerns about the Forest Wind Farm when a committee report on the project was tabled in parliament. In the report, she said “the sheer size and scale of Forest Wind’s proposal should ring alarm bells”.
Ley ruled the Lotus Creek wind farm, nearly 200km north-west of Rockhampton, was “clearly unacceptable” under national environment laws, in part because the site was home to species that were badly affected in other parts of the country during last summer’s catastrophic bushfires.
Peregrine falcons are one of the world’s fastest birds. They can reach more than 300km/h as they stoop on prey, knocking it out of the air to feed on it where it crashes to the ground. Peregrines are listed as rare across Australia and vulnerable in Victoria.
He said the public had not been properly informed of the private deals, or public impacts or cost-benefit analyses (economic, social, cultural and environmental) of what would be one of the biggest wind farm projects on Earth. He said details of the arrangements between the Hammond family, which farmed wagyu beef and owned the land, and developer UPC Renewables were not known. “Tasmanians have a right to know much more about the Robbins Island development,” Dr Brown said. “It is a huge resource extraction venture which will be lighting up no Tasmanian homes.”
A national energy company building a wind farm has planned the project so as not to disturb colonies of a tiny endangered lizard. The populations of pygmy bluetongue lizards have meant Energy Australia will divert roads and other infrastructure to their proposed project in South Australia near Burra.
A multi-billion-dollar Japanese company has been accused of killing koalas as it employs workers to chop down trees to develop a wind farm in Victoria’s southeast. ...Disturbing images of the dead koalas have been supplied to the Herald Sun.
Tarago Village Hall was packed to capacity last Sunday afternoon with residents voicing their concerns about the proposed Jupiter Wind Farm. Over 200 residents attended the meeting along with Member for Goulburn Pru Goward, Member for Hume Angus Taylor, Palerang Shire Mayor Peter Harrison, and also Councillors Richard Graham and deputy mayor Belinda Hogarth- Boyd.
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