|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:34:11 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Wind farm developer reconsiders near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC|
Proposed Pantego wind farm stalls By John Murawski News and Observer (NC) January 12, 2013The nation's largest independent wind farm developer said Friday that it has abandoned its original plans for a 49-turbine project in Eastern North Carolina.
Chicago-based Invenergy's reconsideration of its proposed Pantego Wind Energy project comes after months of delays caused by risks that would be deal-breakers for just about any wind farm.
The Pantego project's spinning blades pose a potential threat to bald eagles roosting and foraging in Beaufort County, and they would create a collision risk for F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets making practice runs from nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Invenergy is considering whether to reconfigure the location of the giant turbines or give up on the site altogether and move the project. At their maximum height, the blade tips extend 492 feet into the air, interfering with air space needed for $31 million fighter jets that swoop in at an altitude of 500 feet.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/12/2600290/proposed-pantego-wind- farm-stalls.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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