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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    Someone lied to you if you think windmill vibes are an issue. The problem is that the windmills have a huge radar cross section (RCS) and they show up like a rockfish swimming with a school of minnows.
    that is the ISSUE, and it will hurt a huge part of NAVAIR testing that only is done here.....

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    Meanwhile...In VA, only the two-turbine pilot project looks to be going ahead.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...9d0_story.html
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    So, the meat of it is, "We know it's not feasible to make power this way efficiently, but if you want us to spend a lot of govt dollars proving that, why sure, we would be glad to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    So, the meat of it is, "We know it's not feasible to make power this way efficiently, but if you want us to spend a lot of govt dollars proving that, why sure, we would be glad to."
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    Can anyone explain how Mikulski's comments about the wind turbines in the recent BayNet article (http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index....story_ID/38221), identifies her as a key supporter of Pax River? I don't speak government-ese, so all I hear her saying is wait until the MIT study is complete before doing anything.
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    1. Wind turbine blades kill bald and golden eagles by the thousands. Thanks to new legislation, they will be able to do so legally. You can probably add ospreys as well. (That should rid us of those pesky little national symbols.)
    2. Wind turbine blades produce a low frequency beating that can be felt and affects humans, bats and some animals.
    3. Shadows of whirling blades falling across homes have driven some people nearly insane.
    4. Manufacture, construction, maintenance & decommissioning costs of wind turbines make them cost ineffective over their life span. They are not green.
    5. If you have a TV antenna, kiss your reception good-bye.





    Quote Originally Posted by kwillia View Post
    And this sort of interference from the wind turbine generators is what has Central City, PA in an uproar over the windfarms affecting their farms, wildlife and human health...

    Kay Armstrong, who lives near a wind farm in Ontario, Canada, has reported that her home is now “virtually uninhabitable” due to the infrasound from the turbines disturbing her sleep and making her feel dizzy. She also says that local deer are agitated and awake all night, that birds are flying around all day rather than going to roost, and that seals in the area are suffering miscarriages.

    In another instance in Canada, an emu farm had to close after its animals started becoming aggressive and losing weight when wind turbines were installed nearby. Something similar happened in Taiwan in 2009, when about 400 goats died from exhaustion due to being unable to sleep thanks to noise from a nearby wind farm.

    An academic study from Portugal also blamed wind turbines for deformities in foals born nearby, while an Australian vet said working dogs living near a wind farm were exhibiting unusual behaviour, often refusing to work or even get out of their kennels.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-L...nish-Mink-Farm
    The birds and bat problems are well documented. Other than anecdotal, are there creditable links for the rest of this?

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    We passed a wind farm in PA this past weekend. Only 2 or 3 of a couple dozen were turning. I don't claim to understand wind farms, but why would only some/few be turning? And it only makes sense that these wind mills are detrimental to birds, and other flying creatures.

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    Some hopeful signs that the Maryland offshore wind farm project will soon die the death it deserves.

    http://www.somdnews.com/article/2014...uthernMaryland
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    look like they're back !!!

    http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/06...nmaryland.html

    Right across from the base. Wicomico county.

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    Wonder if Governor Hogan can put a stop to it, or if wont due to it not being worth his political capital. Also wonder in Trump era Feds might not disapprove of it.
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