Following NedPowers' sale of the project rights at Mt Storm to Shell Wind - the contractors are rushing to erect the turbines during the winter months while many key stakeholders are away and ignoring the pending legal action which is against them from local residents.
NedPower has illegally divided its project into segments to avoid public scrutiny, and also NedPower has not fulfilled all the conditions of its certificate from the Public Service Commission, which further makes the application incomplete.
Residents are urged to contact the Department of Environmental Protection to say NO to the proposed stormwater construction permit for NedPower’s industrial wind project on the Allegheny Front.
NedPower plans to construct 200 mega turbines (400-feet tall) on a major migratory bird and bat route. The proposed project could kill 300,000 birds and bats each year according to NedPower’s own studies, and a nearby industrial wind project is raising human health issues, including sleep disorders resulting from high decibel noise.
The DEP has ordered a public comment period and hearing on Nedpower. The comment period ends on January 26, 2006, and there will be a public hearing January 26, 2006 at the Mount Storm Fire Station at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 42.
You can download a copy of a letter here to send to the DEP. Alternatively you can send a copy via the online site here.
For more information on the overall campaign to preserve the Dolly Sods area - see the action site here.