IP site could be new wind farm

IP site could be new wind farm

There are 22 comments on the GoErie.com story from Apr 29, 2008, titled IP site could be new wind farm. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Attention politicians who would really like to make a difference, instead of just talking about it: Has any consideration been given to a wind-to-energy electric-producing facility at the former International ...

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oscar1

Warren, OH

#1 Apr 29, 2008
Bob, I don't believe this thing is about making energy. The tire burning plant is about robbing our community of money, through unpaid loans and tax incentives.
No Wind Farm

Ashtabula, OH

#2 Apr 29, 2008
The wind farm idea is a completely ludicrous, if not illegal idea. Giant windmills operating that close to a bird sanctuary such as Presque Isle would be the cause of millions upon millions of birds. On the west coast, where many wind farms have already been built, the numbers are in: some species of birds are getting dangerously close to extinction because of these wind farms.

A wind farm is not a good idea for our region, so let's put that idea to bed right now. Unless you want the blood of these innocent creatures on your hands, then I would certainly hope that you agree with me.
MCR

Akron, OH

#3 Apr 29, 2008
I understand that they (meaning mfgs.)are aware of this. They have put some type of device (something to do with color) on the windmills that deter birds from coming close to them.
No Wind Farm wrote:
The wind farm idea is a completely ludicrous, if not illegal idea. Giant windmills operating that close to a bird sanctuary such as Presque Isle would be the cause of millions upon millions of birds. On the west coast, where many wind farms have already been built, the numbers are in: some species of birds are getting dangerously close to extinction because of these wind farms.
A wind farm is not a good idea for our region, so let's put that idea to bed right now. Unless you want the blood of these innocent creatures on your hands, then I would certainly hope that you agree with me.
Yes Wind Farm

United States

#4 Apr 29, 2008
The idea of it being 'completely ludicrous' is at heart comletely ludicous. I understand the migratory patterns on birds and the Peace bridge authority had to go with plan b for their new bridge because of the migrating birds but two large windmills in erie pa will not affect the migratory birds. I say two because of the space needed to put large windmills.
Scott

Warren, OH

#6 Apr 29, 2008
Just how dumb are these birds?? These windmills don't just "pop-up" overnight. It takes months to build these, with cranes & stuff. They have to see this. And if I'm flying along & see my buddy get batted out of the sky by a HUGE spinning wing, you can bet I'm going to make the quickest u-turn in history. I was up in Buffalo whwere they just put up about 30 of these & didn't see a huge pile of dead birds under any of them.
dennis

United States

#7 Apr 29, 2008
No Wind Farm wrote:
The wind farm idea is a completely ludicrous, if not illegal idea. Giant windmills operating that close to a bird sanctuary such as Presque Isle would be the cause of millions upon millions of birds. On the west coast, where many wind farms have already been built, the numbers are in: some species of birds are getting dangerously close to extinction because of these wind farms.
A wind farm is not a good idea for our region, so let's put that idea to bed right now. Unless you want the blood of these innocent creatures on your hands, then I would certainly hope that you agree with me.
most of the windmills don't turn that fast...
Biker

Canton, OH

#8 Apr 29, 2008
There are enough windbags and blowhards in Erie to generate electriciy for most of the county. Any way to harness that energy?
CRANK

Erie, PA

#9 Apr 30, 2008
No Wind Farm wrote:
The wind farm idea is a completely ludicrous, if not illegal idea. Giant windmills operating that close to a bird sanctuary such as Presque Isle would be the cause of millions upon millions of birds. On the west coast, where many wind farms have already been built, the numbers are in: some species of birds are getting dangerously close to extinction because of these wind farms.
A wind farm is not a good idea for our region, so let's put that idea to bed right now. Unless you want the blood of these innocent creatures on your hands, then I would certainly hope that you agree with me.
How about a tires to energy plant? Maybe apply for a job at the bio-fuel plant? Or write a letter to congress urging oil drilling in Alaska?

Another load of nuts please. The squirrels are out!
Donny Baker

Erie, PA

#10 Apr 30, 2008
Someone see a squirrel?
Wilbur2

Warren, OH

#11 Apr 30, 2008
Blowing in the wind is all that our politicians seem to do. Not a leader among them who will illuminate this issue, how sad.
Mark

Oil City, PA

#12 Apr 30, 2008
So lets not protect human beiongs living near a tie burning plant but lets protect some birds hmmmmmm
No Wind Farm wrote:
The wind farm idea is a completely ludicrous, if not illegal idea. Giant windmills operating that close to a bird sanctuary such as Presque Isle would be the cause of millions upon millions of birds. On the west coast, where many wind farms have already been built, the numbers are in: some species of birds are getting dangerously close to extinction because of these wind farms.
A wind farm is not a good idea for our region, so let's put that idea to bed right now. Unless you want the blood of these innocent creatures on your hands, then I would certainly hope that you agree with me.
persona non grata

Erie, PA

#13 Apr 30, 2008
MCR wrote:
I understand that they (meaning mfgs.)are aware of this. They have put some type of device (something to do with color) on the windmills that deter birds from coming close to them.
<quoted text>
One of the funniest things I've ever seen was in college when my neighbors parrot, who hadn't had his wings clipped for some time, flew off her shoulder into our ceiling fan and was launched into the wall. It literally slid down the wall like you'd see on a cartoon.

Now before all you PETA dorks start going nuts, the parrot was unharmed.
persona non grata

Erie, PA

#14 Apr 30, 2008
Biker wrote:
There are enough windbags and blowhards in Erie to generate electriciy for most of the county. Any way to harness that energy?
Now there's a viable idea, the hot air coming out of the airport authority alone could probably heat Millcreek for an entire winter.
MCR

Akron, OH

#15 Apr 30, 2008
I just know there has to be a bird brain joke in there somewhere.*smile*
Scott wrote:
Just how dumb are these birds?? These windmills don't just "pop-up" overnight. It takes months to build these, with cranes & stuff. They have to see this. And if I'm flying along & see my buddy get batted out of the sky by a HUGE spinning wing, you can bet I'm going to make the quickest u-turn in history. I was up in Buffalo whwere they just put up about 30 of these & didn't see a huge pile of dead birds under any of them.
MCR

Akron, OH

#16 Apr 30, 2008
Poor little thing!!!
persona non grata wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the funniest things I've ever seen was in college when my neighbors parrot, who hadn't had his wings clipped for some time, flew off her shoulder into our ceiling fan and was launched into the wall. It literally slid down the wall like you'd see on a cartoon.
Now before all you PETA dorks start going nuts, the parrot was unharmed.
persona non grata

Erie, PA

#17 Apr 30, 2008
MCR wrote:
Poor little thing!!!
<quoted text>
It was big and annoying and crapped all over our apartment when she brought it over, and would periodically try to eat your ear if you let it sit on your shoulder.
MCR

Akron, OH

#18 Apr 30, 2008
Ok, I'll change that comment to "ruddy little critter".
persona non grata wrote:
<quoted text>
It was big and annoying and crapped all over our apartment when she brought it over, and would periodically try to eat your ear if you let it sit on your shoulder.
MCR

Akron, OH

#19 Apr 30, 2008
Not even gonna go there today. LOL LOL
Donny Baker wrote:
Someone see a squirrel?
anonymous

AOL

#20 Apr 30, 2008
If biodiesel can not make any money, how do you expect wind to make any money?
CRANK

Erie, PA

#21 Apr 30, 2008
Thanks anonymous. I knew you could do it.

BTW, once you get your agenda accomplished, how many do you expect to have living in your cave?

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