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This busy weekend.

Several events are happening this weekend. Dr. Ben Luce will be giving two presentations and WWR will be talking with Robert Bryce  with a roundtable discussion to follow.     This Sunday on Wind Wise Radio: Truth from Texas with Robert Bryce and Headlines with our Expert RoundtableSun. April 29, 7pm ET Robert Bryce will be joining us to talk about IWT.  His writing has appeared in dozens of publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Review, Washington Post, American Conservative, The Nation, Counterpunch, and The Guardian. His first book, Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron, received rave reviews and was named one of the best non-fiction books of 2002 by Publishers Weekly. His second book, Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America’s Superstate, was published in 2004. His third book, Gusher of … Read entire article »

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FINAL WERP MEETING RESULTS!

The town of Lenox has a profound responsibility to treat its natural legacy with respect and deliberation. Once construction begins, Lenox Mountain will cease to exist as it does today… For those who are keeping a scorecard here are the results of yesterday evening’s meeting: 3 nays 2 nays (or “maybe’s” but only after several more detailed, independent studies are performed and then only after public forums discussing those results and agreement by the citizens of Lenox) 1 yea. The three working subgroups each issued reports. The only subgroup that issued two separate opinions was the health group. 1. Health a. Dr. Michael Kaplan — Accepted the state “experts” panel report at face value and recommends the town continue to move forward. He thinks that with proper education (propaganda?) along with some … Read entire article »

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Some get turned off!

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In today’s B’Eagle

In today’s B’Eagle

An update by Clarence Fanto on WERP. Richard Taylor takes up the issue of the day and asks an interesting question. … Read entire article »

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Lenox Selects Wind Energy Research Panel

Following candidate interviews, the Lenox Board of Selectman chose the members and alternates for the newly formed Wind Energy Research Panel (WERP). Selectman Ken Fowler will be the non-voting  moderator of what Chairman John McNinch called the “think tank.”  So here is the line-up.  On the anti-industrial wind turbine side: Warren Archey, Channing Gibson, Christopher Magee with Jo Anne Magee as an alternate.  On the pro-industrial wind turbine side: Michael Kaplan, Jaime Cahillane, Eric Vincelette,and alternate Jim Harwood. Thanks to all of the volunteers — they’ve signed up for some really important and hard work. DEFEAT WESRA NOW! From our great friends at WindWise Massachusetts: … Read entire article »

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WESRA and Chapter 97 Lands

WESRA and Chapter 97 Lands

We’ve been reading up on the Wind Energy Siting Reform Act (WESRA) in preparation for the public hearing on the 20th of October in Barnstable, MA.  (If you are interested in going, please contact us.) The whole byzantine, Machiavellian tangle of regulations and politics is headache inducing.  But  what is clear, is that the only possible way for the Governor to get to his goal of 2000MW of wind generated electricity by 2020 … Read entire article »

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Thanks to all of you who have visited our website and/or clicked on our FaceBook like button.  To those who have just volunteered, we are so happy to have you as part of the team. We hope that you will all participate in the important discussions and actions that will be upcoming. Last night, Eleanor Tillinghast gave a presentation to a crowd of about 50 individuals entitled, “Industrial Wind Turbines and … Read entire article »

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Trouble up north.

Trouble up north.

John Nicol and Dave Seglins of CBC News have been doing more than their share of hard work uncovering the dirty truth behind Industrial Wind.  The second article, on property devaluation, was posted early this morning and at last count there were 850 reader comments. Please take a moment to read what these guys have discovered. We will end this post with the voices of a few Ontario residents who have since been … Read entire article »

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Who we are.

Who we are.

We are people from Lenox and the surrounding communities who have come together out of an informed belief that siting industrial-scale wind turbines on the ridges of the Berkshires is a not a wise choice. WE SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY THAT HAVE REAL BENEFITS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. WE BELIEVE IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION. WE BELIEVE IN BEING SMART ABOUT BEING GREEN. When a local town project can have negative impacts on our … Read entire article »

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Back to the Future — 20 years from now?

Back to the Future — 20 years from now?

We certainly hope that the Lenox Wind committee will be looking very carefully at the end-of-life issues surrounding the placement of industrial wind turbines on our mountain. The Allegheny Highlands Alliance (AHA) is a consortium of citizen/environment organizations with membership in five states along the Allegheny Front.  The AHA is in the process of discovering the … Read entire article »

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Select Board TONIGHT, Wednesday 9/21 7pm – Please Be There!!

An article in the Berkshire Eagle on the eve of tonight’s Town of Lenox Selectboard meeting talks about the Town favoring solar over controversial wind power here in Lenox. Rep William “Smitty” Pignatelli declares himself a big proponent of solar and advises the Town that with everything going on in Lenox, the Town should stay away from controversy and get immediate tax payer relief with solar.” The Lenox Board of Selectmen meet tonight in Town Hall at 7:00 pm. This is a critical meeting which may decide the future of Lenox Mountain. Plan to be there!  The agenda is here. As promised, we’ve provided a map showing the proposed locations of the two turbines. You can also use our new interactive tool to find the approximate distance between … Read entire article »

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Paved Paradise

Paved Paradise

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Till it’s gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot — Joni MItchell, Big Yellow Taxi When you hear talk about how wind turbines are green, think about this video from folks who are, like us, struggling to preserve their small piece of the world — to pass it on unspoiled for the enjoyment of future generations. Although we are … Read entire article »

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Three lies in Las Vegas — three fibs in Lenox.

Three lies in Las Vegas — three fibs in Lenox.

Move over Siegfried & Roy. Make room for Sen. Harry Reid’s Psychedelic Green Magic Machine. Step right up, check your common sense at the door and watch dog-faced politicians tell lies and make piles of taxpayer money disappear. The Psychedelic Green Magic Machine, also known as National Clean Energy Summit 4.0, played Las Vegas last week. — Sherman Frederick … Read entire article »

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Lenox Board of Selectmen talk about Industrial Wind

Lenox Board of Selectmen talk about Industrial Wind

Here is an account, along with some commentary and analysis, of the proceedings of the Lenox Board of Selectman meeting on August 31.  At the meeting, the Selectmen debated tabling or moving forward with public educational forums on industrial wind turbines. As the first order of business, there was a discussion of the Town’s contribution to a multi-million dollar sewer project and the allocation of $600,000 in state matching funds to … Read entire article »

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Kiss local control of our ridgelines goodbye?

Kiss local control of our ridgelines goodbye?

A public hearing on the bill to expedite land-based wind projects is scheduled for today, September 7, 2011 in Hancock, Massachusetts at 10:00 a.m. meeting at Jiminy Peak ski resort. The Wind Wise group has characterized the Committee’s decision as a transparent attempt to promote the siting bill—H01775 and S01666—which stalled in the last session. If passed, the law calls for both local and statewide Siting Boards to be … Read entire article »

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