Many thanks to spookymike who points there is a controversy over a wind farm near Spruce Knob.
The matter is being discussed by a Yahoo group Spruceknob (aimed at astronomers seeking dark skies)
There’s a great deal of VERY CURRENT information on the background at johnrsweet.com.
According to a Charlestown Gazette newsstory the opposition is headed by the newly formed Friends of Beautiful Pendleton County.
Liberty Gap Wind Force hopes to build up to 50 wind turbines, each up to 413 feet tall, along a ridgetop just east of the South Branch of the Potomac River. The total generating capacity is between 70 and 100 megawatts.