2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 17:11:18 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Mojave Desert wind and the Defense Department
Wind farms could interfere with flight patterns, radar systems, military says

Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA)
May 31, 2010

The Department of Defense says six large-scale wind farms proposed in the Mojave Desert near Barstow would interfere with military operations and should not be built.

The military opposition prompted Houston, Texas-based Horizon Wind Energy last week to withdraw applications for three of the wind farms, said Greg Miller, the renewable energy program manager for the Bureau of Land Management's Desert District. The bureau is handling the applications because the wind farms would be on public land.

No construction had started on the wind farms. Miller said Horizon had been gathering meteorological data at the three sites. The fate of the other three wind developments has not been determined yet, officials said.


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