On Monday, August 5th, DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho signed the denial decision document on the Bowers Mountain Wind Project. On September 4th, First Wind appealed that decision to the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP). The owner of the proposed site, Bowers Mountain LLC also filed an appeal.
Click here to see the DEP decision document.
Click here to access the appeal documents.
BEP Chairman Foley is currently studying the record of the DEP hearing and the appeal documents. Before long he will announce whether the appeal warrants a full hearing or will be handled at one of BEP's regular monthly meetings (public invited but not allowed to participate). Once he makes his decision and the hearing or meeting is scheduled, we will post it here.
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An Interesting Article:
On November 14, fifty-two Congressmen signed a letter calling for the end of the wind production tax credit (PTC). In the letter addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, these Congressmen state the truth:
“The growth in wind (energy development) is driven not by market demand, but by a combination of state renewable portfolio standards and a tax credit that is now more valuable than the price of the electricity the plants actually generate.”
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