Articles filed under General from West Virginia

Wind turbines need more study

Gov. Manchin is only being prudent by suggesting that West Virginia turbine projects also wait until the national studies are completed. Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry? I honestly believe the governor should pass an executive order halting the building of more giant wind turbines in West Virginia until we can all get our bearings.
19 Jun 2006

Ill wind for tourism?

“It’s hard to take your eyes off them because they’re so huge,” said Cooper. “But people come to the mountains for peace and quiet and dark skies at night. They don’t come to buy second homes because they want to live beside giant industrial wind turbines.” Cooper said wind developers also broke promises: overestimating the number of jobs that would be created and the tax revenue the project would pump into Tucker County.
30 Apr 2006
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