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Tina and Dan Fitzgerald as well as Scott McLane from Vermont will be on to talk about the sordid goings on surrounding the Georgia Mountain Community Wind Project (GMCW) that has been in the news so much this week.
via EnergizeVermont: David Blittersdorf, the majority owner of the Georgia Mountain project, sued neighbors of the project for being on their own land while workers were blasting. Two days later it was revealed that the wind project’s Certificate of Public Good (CPG) required them not to blast or work on state holidays and the day that Blittersdorf and GMCW alleged the neighbors were a nuisance was a Vermont State holiday. The neighbors filed a motion to dismiss the case and the the suit has been dropped by the developer. Neighbors still have concerns about flyrock on their property and the abuse they have had to face as the project rushes to capture tax subsidies by the end of the year. The Vermont Public Service Agency halted the wind developer’s blasting on the Georgia Mountain wind project.
Pam and Art Dodd, Master Naturalists, joined us to talk about endangered bats being killed in West Virginia and other impacts. West Virginia’s current slogan is “Wild and Wonderful”. It used to be “Open for business.” Perhaps it needs to be changed back?
Arthur W. Dodds, Jr., is a professional cartographer who worked for NOAA as a supervisor managing the instrument approach procedures charts for airports throughout the U.S. His credentials include training and management concerning the heights of objects which could impact flight patterns; electromagnetic field impacts on RADAR; and viewshed analysis. Mr. Dodds is also certified by the West Virginia DNR as a Master Naturalist. Mr. Dodds serves as President of the Laurel Mountain Preservation Association.
Pamela C. Dodds, Ph.D., is a Registered Professional Geologist who has worked as a geologist/hydrogeologist for the Virginia DOT, Virginia DEQ, and an environmental firm near Bristol, Tennessee. She has concentrated on groundwater contamination investigations and is currently conducting hydrological investigations in watersheds which will be impacted by industrial-scale wind turbine projects and by extensive high voltage transmission lines. Dr. Dodds is also certified by the West Virginia DNR as a Master Naturalist. Mrs. Dodds serves as Treasurer of the Laurel Mountain Preservation Association.
Please stay tuned for additional details about this week’s guests and line-up.