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BP Wind Energy Remains Committed To Windfarm on Black Mountain

BP remains committed to building 59 to 75 wind turbines on a ridge on Black Mountain. A partner is Dominion which is also building a coal fiired electric plant nearby. This does not affect the summit itself. The project however … Continue reading

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Maryland Backbone Mountain Wind Farm Ownership Change

Constellation Energy has acquired the Garrett County windfarm on the Backbone Mountain ridge about 20 miles notheast of the Maryland Hoye-Crest summit. The acquisition was $140 million for the 70-megawatt Criterion wind farm from California-based Clipper Windpower Inc. which operates … Continue reading

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Students Celebrate Arbor Day By Planting blight-resistant American chestnuts on Black Mountain Surface Mines

Students planted blight-resistant American chestnuts on surface mines above 3,500 feet on Black Mountain on Arbor Day. The tree planting is part of the settlement that ended surface mining above 3,500 feet on Black Mountain. Part of that settlement included … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Fifty 413 Foot Tall Wind Farms Near Spruce Knob

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 … Continue reading

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