2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:18:08 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Kingsville Naval Air Station (TX) reaches agreement with wind developer
Navy, South Texas wind developer sign agreement paving way for 83- turbine project near Riviera

By Mark Collette
Corpus Christi Caller Times (TX)
April 19, 2012

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Navy signed an agreement with a wind farm developer Thursday that paves the way for 83 turbines to be built near Riviera, over the objections of local officials.

The agreement is a first since developers began tapping the Texas coast for its steady daytime winds and, military officials say, can serve as a blueprint for cooperation between alternative energy developers and the military.

It also comes as a stark contrast to last year, when the commander of Naval Air Station Kingsville made public appeals to state and local officials to consider how wind turbine encroachment could affect military installations around the state.

At issue is the tendency for turbines to interfere with military radar, creating slices of airspace in which aircraft cannot be detected.


For the entire article, see
http://www.caller.com/news/2012/apr/19/navy-south-texas-wind- developer-sign-agreement/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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