filed:  August 14, 2012 • Pennsylvania

State police investigating shooting at Mehoopany Wind Farm site  

Credit:  By Denis J. O'Malley (Staff Writer) | thetimes-tribune.com 14 August 2012 ~~

NOXEN TWP. – State police are looking for a man who allegedly shot a 58-year-old woman who was inside a car he ordered to leave the area of the Mehoopany Wind Farm.

The car was driving in the area of the wind farm, which spans 9,000 acres across Wyoming County, when it came upon a man driving a green ATV, state police said.

The man displayed a revolver and told the five people in the car to leave because they were trespassing, according to state police.

When the car drove away as the man had instructed he fired two shots at the car, the second hitting the shoulder of a 58-year-old woman from Clifford who was riding in the back seat, state police said.

State police did not identify the gunshot victim or any of the four other individuals in the car.

The victim was later flown to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and remains there for observation, state police said.

Amanda Abbott, a spokeswoman for BP Wind Energy, which is constructing the wind farm in partnership with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, said the company does not believe the project is connected with the shooting, though it did take place within the boundaries of the site.

The suspect is described as an approximately 50-year-old white man about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 to 170 pounds with wavy brown hair and a bushy brown beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call the state police at Tunkhannock at 836-2141.

ELIZABETH SKRAPITS, staff writer, contributed to this report

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"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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