EAGLE , BALD EAGLE, RAPTORS, ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, RED
TAIL HAWKS, PEREGRINE FALCONS, FALCONS, SWAINSON'S HAWK, TURKEY
VULTURE, BLACK BIRD, RED WINGED BLACK BIRD and WINDMILLS,
WINDTURBINES, WINDGENERATORS, WINDGHARGERS, WIND ENERGY, RENEWABLE
ENERGY, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Altamont Landowners Against Rural Mismanagement
Environmental concerns of The
Altamont Pass, Alameda County, Livermore, California
EAGLE" "BALD EAGLE" "RAPTORS" "RED TAIL HAWKS" "PEREGRINE
FALCONS" "FALCONS" "SWAINSON'S HAWK" "ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK" "AMERICAN
KESTREL" "BURROWING OWL""TURKEY VULTURE" "BLACK BIRD" "RED WINGED
GOLDEN EAGLES AND OTHER RAPTORS HABITAT IS THE ALTAMONT PASS
Welcome to The ALARM web page, on the web since
This web site is under construction!
Re-Power 100 ft. Windmills =
454 ft. Industrial Wind Turbines
580 N Golden Hills North
324 windmills Dyer Rd.Summit
569 windmills Mt House Sand
Hill 433 windmills
November 14, 2015
24, 2016 notice
- Lets do
for Eagles what Tuna did for Dolphins.
Windmill Free Electric After all
we pay for this killing!
Lights on the new 45
story Industrial Wind Turbines, turns our
rural landscape into industrial or airport scape.
- Statism a political
system in which the state has substantial
centralized control over social and economic
affairs: they are called "Statist".
How you create bird friendly turbine lie. You search less than
of 50% kill area, then since 80%
carcass are removed by scavengers in 5 days
&45 days. 48
hr. study PDF
The search ruse has been successful for windmill promoters. A
huge loss for Eagles and other Avian. Jim Wiegand's drawing
explains how search ruse works.
- Environmental Crisis.
Raptor Birds Bats can't live with Industrial Wind
- Watch a 4 minute YouTube,
it gives quick view of the Raptor
Carnage at Altamont Pass, with Dr. Shawn
- Watch, "Freezer Chests Full of Dead
Eagles" & "125
Eagles & 400 Read Tail Hawks killed yearly." with; Stan
Moore, Glenn Stewart & Darryl Mueller
- Bats & Wind Turbines can be reduced
by 90% 3/24/16 PP
- On the Take? Asked to Vote
NO after they get
Money From Industrial Wind Turbine. Darryl
- Taller turbines with larger blades & higher tip
speeds will catapult the kill out of search
area, killing up to 35 million
a year! 3/13 PDF
- Spread Sheet of Wind Turbines Blades,
blade area, kw, mw, meter, feet. PDF
Wind industry - fail to comply with the laws
that protect the public’s wildlife resources. 11/22/13
- Then reduce search area's use
unskilled reconnaissance and make them sign a confidentially agreement & self
reporting is no reporting! PDF
studies, confidentially agreements, trade
secrets, payoffs long interval between searches! 90
days why bother?11/29/11 PDF
try and find any current facts about Raptor Bird &
Bats Killed, 1974 last credible 500 pair count.
eagle conservation kill plan 2014
- How the Wind Industry employees
must keep quiet about Raptor Bird & Bat Kills or
loose their job! The Wind Tech by Jim Wiegand
from Dead Eagles Audubon on the Take
By Jim Wiegand -- November 17, 2015
you can no longer hide and you have not obeyed the law,
just ask your friends in Congress to bail you out. This is
what this bill [H.R. 493] represents. by Jim
Proves How Little We Know About Wind Power and Eagle
by Chris Clark April 2, 2015
2013 & 14 Eagle Carcass, 20% increase, 15
killed in during partial shutdown 8 months 2015.
letter about Altamont a 12% kill is having a negative
affect on sustainability! Wow you think! PDF
Wind Energy Genocide Rigging
searches to manipulate data to show reduction of mortality. 4/7/17 by Jim
Reporting = Non Reporting, some notes on rigged
studies 2011 & 2012 Criterion Project considered the
most deadly wind project in America 2014
now have far less than 500 nesting pairs, only 71 active nesting sites, of
Golden Eagles East County
Magazine by Jim Wiegand 1/18/14
Eagle Deaths at Wind Turbines Widespread, Under Counted
PDF 10/2/2013 by Chris Clark
Leads The Nation In Wind Turbine Eagle Deaths
PDF 9/2/13 Chris Clark
To Kill Eagles supported by bird groups. Eagles will
become extinct if the coverup is not stopped.
By Mark Duchamp & Jim Wiegand 1/5/2012 PDF
to 20 times more wind farm kills than previously thought.
Mark Duchamp April 2014 PDF
Slaughterhouse: Repowering Altamont Pass with Smoke and
Mirrors SF Examiner by Jim Wiegand 11/29/2011 PDF
do 3.5 - 50 Billion Of Insect Control. (Means More Insecticide On Crops!)
USGS 3/31/11 PDF
Bats Killed By Wind Turbines, then add 5.5
million bats killed by White Noses Syndrome
USFWS 3/13 PDF
- EBRP & LARPD get $10,500.00 per MW for Dead Avian! How
does this help endangered specie? PDF
- The Polish
Bird mortality caused by collisions
with operating turbines. actual
points PDF 2010 release date
Green House Gas and more of it with windmills! And
Jerry Brown wants 33% renewables? Guess who pays &
is "Killing California Economy." It
has wrecked Spain! It has made a wreck of all
California business including the construction, farm
and trucking. We must elect new respresentation in our
State & Federal governments that understand the
lies and fraud of global warming-climate change &
C02 taxes and fees!
the machine Science
& Public Policy Institute
& Bird Kills Comment" before October 8, 2010
Windmills in the Altamont Pass. Click
and read the notice! Request no off site
and a shut down until a proven method to prevent raptor &
bird kills is found. Enough with studies and have been going on
for over 25 years with
little results! Shut
the killers down now proposed 397 ft. hight with lighting, NO!
Google and say, "Please use Windmill Free Power!"
Giant Golden Eagle wrecks windmill and
carries it to the enviromental scrap yard!
Please feel free to down load Eaglezilla giong to the junk yard
and use it on envelopes or anything that is passed around.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS ALLOW KILLING OF EAGLES BY WINDMILLS
Do Your Job, Shut Em Down! Windmill Free
ask the USFWS to do there Job! Stop Subsides Stops Killing! Windmill Free Electric!
Game is Hide The Bird From The Count! Hurry someone might see
it! Windmill Free Electric!
Below is another failed attempt of off site mittigation!
Why does Sacramento do, windmill stupid?
These articles were written out of frustration with
wind generated energy. People see windmills and "say look at this
it's renewableenergy now that's good!" The fact is it looks good on
the outside but is rotten to the core on the inside.This industry
cannot operate with out lots of support in the form of production
tax credits, and other rip off's cheep production of power is not
Energy Plan 2/15/2002 10,000 windmills produced an
insignificant amount of energy. The installed 1,000 MW can only be
counted as 200 MW of dependable capacity. This lead to blackouts and
business flight out of the state. The Recall Governor Elect Arnold
Schwarzenegger could have helped the junk bond rating of
Calif. and the deficit spending on by backing down from renewable
energy plans of EX Governor Gray Davis. Millions of wasteful
spending to renew the broken down windmills and add massive new huge
monsters to suck revenue out of the state. Florida light and Power
has been a real big player buying up defunk windmill companies, and
cashing in on the wright off's and production tax credits, which the
Bush Administration continues to fund for renewable energy.
Drop the Gov.
Arnold a email a tell him what is going on with his
renewable energy program. Having rate payers put in solar panels
the most expensive type of power out their to install, so they can
sell it back to the utility, only though subsidies can this happen.
A brief summery of Altamont
Pass largest Golden Eagle breeding area in the world.
The fact is Altamont got the Windmills and Alameda County
Supervisors refused to listen to the facts. A situation of killing
of raptors and avian exist at Altamont at this time.
This statement; California Energy Comission Testimony, February 20,
1986, Potrero Hills. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.
This testimony should have stopped any large scale wind turbine
development with this statement on page 3. "IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT WIND
TURBINE STRUCTURES RESULT IN COLLISION DEATH TO BIRDS." California Energy
Commision Wind Energy Web Site
At that piont February 20, 1986 a line is drawn. Don't build
windmills were raptors and birds areare.
I wrote many letters to Alameda County and Contra Costa County and
other counties to make them aware of the statement, and they ignored
this statement. Does this mean that Alameda County ignored killing
of Golden Eagles and other raptors?
There response along with Contra Costa County has been to stall with
studies. And when the studies came back then more studies. All along
the killing continues.
The Counties position now is away from 2 year conditional use
permits and to issue long term permits and the killing still goes
Altamont Pass story with letters and supporting
The Lie that got
Altamont "Wind Farm" started 1981.
The reason used for the need of Wind Energy was to reduce our
dependence on foreign oil! That the first lie in a long list of
lies. The fact is then 1980 wholesale electric was bought for $0.1/2
cents a kw. Windmill generated electric in Altamont got in some
cases $0.10 (subsides). I am bring this up because of an article in
September 2015 Oil World its about the 37.7 billion barrel oil
reserves inside the USA. In fact not just in USA but around the
world more oil is found. They had to create a problem with carbon,
(carbon foot print to get rid of it, that why energy had nothing to
do with oil). Getting rid cheep energy means coal & The
Industrial Revolution must go, and that another tail. Read the
article from OIL
The facts are not new they have just been ignored. Massive killing
in rural areas of thousands of raptors and birds. Some federaly
protected, some endangered. Study the problem with out solving the
problem. Time 1981 issue permits. And windmills are built in at
Time 1980 "That wind turbine projects had the potential to
result in bird collision problems if they were built close to
areas where birds concentrate." (Haussler, 1980. Cal.Energy
Time 1986 California Energy Comission Testimony, February 20, 1986,
Potrero Hills. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.
This testimony should have stopped any large scale wind turbine
development with this statement on page 3. "IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT WIND
TURBINE STRUCTURES RESULT IN COLLISION DEATH TO BIRDS." California
Commision Wind Energy Web Site
to Bio Systems Report 1989-90 1. 2. at ALARM Web Site) This is
only 13 years after the fact. Want to get mad read the draft. and the final.
file on appeal of 1500 windmill permits to Alameda County
Board of Supervisors 11/20/03
I have been saying for over a decade that windmills that
generate electricity were junk!
Now the media has put it in print. In fact it cost more to remove
a windmill that was escorted. Junk Windmills
In 1985 a fee of $20.00 per machine removal. Remember they are
leaving the foundation for someone else to deal with.
More about the Junk. Windmills. Pictures of windmills in Lichtenau
Germany after the wind. 1., 2., 3., 4., 5.
"USA TODAY MAGAZINE"
1998 Tells it like it is, DIRTY SECRETS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
New Alert! New Alert!
Don't Let this happen in your area!!
160 NEW 27 STORY WINDMILLS APPROVED, BIG MONEY WINS, TAX PAYERS
LOSE, ELECTRIC UTILITY USERS LOSE, ALTAMONT LOSE
COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS GO FOR THE BIG BUCKS 12/3/1998
"THE WALL STREET JOURNAL"
November 20, 2000 PAGE #1 story about DARRYL
Cronicle Page #1 Story August 20, 1999 "Winds of Change
Darryl Mueller holding a you femail Golden Eagle with head and one
wing cut off by windmill 1993.
"WINDTURBINES" "WINDGENERATORS" "WINDGHARGERS"
There are two laws that are not being enforced on the wind energy
at the present time. The Bald Eagle Act and Migratory Bird Treaty
Act. The laws are not being enforced.
California Energy Comission Testimony, February 20, 1986, Potrero
3. This testimony should have stopped any large scale wind
turbine development with this statement on page 3. "IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT
WIND TURBINE STRUCTURES RESULT IN COLLISION DEATH TO
Energy Commision Wind Energy Web Site
The Altamont "farm" started 15-20 years ago.
(Scroll down to Bio Systems Report 1989-90 1.
at ALARM Web Site) This is only 13 years after the fact.
Want to get mad read the draft.
and the final.
file on appeal of 1500 windmill permits to Alameda County
Board of Supervisors 11/20/03
Lets throw money at the problem, $135,000 into a study to solve
the problem of killing protected species. (WINDMILLS KILLING
GOLDEN EAGLES) Independent July 5, 1989 . Part 1,
AVAIN MORTALITY AT WIND TURBINE FACILITES IN CALIFORNIA (Calif.
Energy Commission 1988) Through logical deduction , however,
biologists considering the problem in the past did conclude, "That
wind turbine projects had the potential to result in bird
collision problems if they were built close to areas where birds
concentrate." (Haussler, 1980. Cal.Energy Commission) Page 1,2,3,4,5,6,7.
Altamont Landowners fight U.S.Windpower expansion into the buffer
zone at Dyer Rd. of The Waste Management Landfill at Altamont
July 30, 1989.
PROBLEM" Given at Ahlone Audubon on May 12, 1993 this over
view of Eagles and other protected species being killed with out
Alameda Co. Planning about 29 Eagles kiled 8/89
Chabot Collage about Eagles Killed 9/89
ALARM response to Why Study of The Problem? Windmills do Kill
Eagles December 1989, Page 1., 2., 3., 4.
Delta Airlines magazine Sky June 1990, this is the usual story
that makes people feel so good about windmills. There is little
said about the environmental damage, visual and noise impacts
local people have to deal with. Page 4
People that write pro windmill articles should include
information about the damage to the environment. The Golden Eagle
below had her wing and head cut off by the windmills in the
background.It is impossible to tell how many hundreds of birds and
protected species have been killed at the windmill sights.
KILLED BY COLLISION WITH WINDMILL
DEMOLISHED 1989 P.G.&E. proved that large wimdmills had
big problems. The bearings that supported the blades would not
hold up. There was two of these giant windmills built and were
taken down with explosives and scraped. California utility
customers paid for this folly. I wrote to United States Dept of
The Interior Fish and Wild Service about the problem, raptors and
protected species getting killed by windmills. Please look at the
dates and remember that there is newpaper articles like the
Independent front page of July
5, 1989 that says eagles are getting killed by windmills at
Altamont. Residents object to more windmills Tribune July 30,
1989. The Letter from
USFWS 4/90 is their reply to the problem. Notice the date
of the reply. I wrote to Senator Pete Wilson. The Senator wrote
the service. The Letter to
Senator Pet Wilson from USFWS 6/90 their reply to the
problem. USFWS knew all the information contained in the
Biosystems reports. Biosystems
report 89-90 front,Biosystems
report 89-90 back Herald story 7/4/90
Wind Farm Bird Deaths, Ban on New Sites Feared. Please
notice the date and what they say of the problem. Letter from
Senator Pete Wilson 7/90 to Darryl Mueller about the
problem. One of other ignored problem that flies in the face of
the environment is the gear oil leakage from the windmills.
Windmills like these show signs of oil leakage, notice how the
back side of the blade is brown and the dark line on the back edge
where oil runs
down the blade and goes into the environment.This oil is
toxic to the cattle that are grazing on the grass below.
report 89-90 front * This information was available and the
problem was ignored.
report 89-90 back * This information was available and the
problem was ignored.
report 60 Eagles kill 3/92 * This information is being
Biosystems report 39 eagles 3/92 * Notice how the final
report changes the number of eagles killed*
Windpower presents $100,000.00 to Director of US Fish and
Wildlife Service, John Turner, who gives the check to The
Peregrine Fund. The Founding Chairman and Director Tom J. Cade has
worked on several studies to resolve the Raptor Problem.
Wind turbines generate power at high cost to electric consumers.
Customers to P.G.&E. pay higher utilility bills to off set the
cost of wind generated elictricty. Read the newspaper article from
the Times, Cogen
Energy Burns Consumers 2/93. 4% Alternative energy cost two
times more than 75% of the power generated. Why should this be
allowed to continue, with high cost to consumers and the killing
of Golden Eagles and other raptors? Does anybody see a problem ?
Letter to Editor 3/93
It's not enough to cause environmental damage to the Altamont
Pass and other wind resource areas in Ca.now the DOE wants to go
national with the problem, read the story, 40 Million
DOE Grant 8/93
3/93 U.S. DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILD LIFE SERVICE
Eagle Kills 9/93
Alameda County Planning Commision 9/93
Eagle Killed by Windmills 93
Kenetech moving oversize crane without permit
In September 9, 1995 Kenetech U.S. Windpower proposed to replace
USW 56-100 with the large 33m at a ratio of 2 to 1. To keep an
equal blade area 3.7 would be the correct ratio. These giants have
a 108 ft. 4 in. blade diamater and are 177 ft. high. We said no in
The Response to EIR Notice Of Preparation. Page 1.,2., 3., No
other hearings because of bankruptcy.
Kenetech (U.S. Windpower) largest operator at Altamont filed
chaper 11 federal bankruptcy in May 1996 after it defaulted
on a $100 million note.Herald August 18, 1996
Bought For a Few Megawatts of renewable energy, 1/97
Columbia Gorge Audubon Society.
Kenetech Auction hopes for 1 million in sales Herald April
Windmills, Coal Age April 1997
response to Fighting Windmills in Coal Age June 1997
The new law suit. Center for Biological Diversity, Jeff
Miller, File Lawsuit For Massive Illegal Bird Kills At
Altamont Pass, CA, Wind Farms.
This could includes verbage for off site
COVERAGE of The Lawsuit
California Energy Plan 2/12/02 This
is important because it admits how unreliable windenergy is and
lead to blackouts. 1000 megawats is only worth is counted as 250
megawats. California could produce real cheep power. California's
continues to spend millions of California's utility users money on
this non reliable form of power. With the heavy spending that Gray
Davis did and no concern for cheep and reliable energy
California had power blackouts. We were hoping that this wreckless
give away of money would stop.
With the 2003 Special Recall Election Gray Davis, supported and
backed by California Unions was thrown out of office.
Schwarzenegger could make a difference, and spend money into
affordable reliable generation of power. Instead programs to renew
windmills, and put solor pannels systems on houses
continues. The cost of this to produce power is off the
charts and is funded by Public Utility Programs it can't support
it's self. Only with Production Tax Credits and other Subsidies
can it operate. The end result higher taxes to pay for the
programs. 1.5 cents per kw. conventional power, aulternive's power
can range 6 or more times.
Battle Against U.S. Windpower A phone call one
night from Ron Wiggins a Rancher in Big Timber, Montana saying,
"US Windpower wants to put windmills here in Montana, at
Browning, Livingston, Glacier and Yellowstone, can you help us?"
YES,we will help! Over the months that followed many phone calls
and faxes were sent from The Altamont Pass to Big Timber
Montana. The people won the battle in Montana, and we have some
of the newspaper headlines and letters. When the truth is told
wind energy can not stand on its own.
Letter from Ray Suiter to
N.W.P.P.C. April 20, 1992 page 1.,
Letter from Ron Wiggins to Montana
Projects Rejected Bozeman Daily Chronicle May 22, 1992
Project Rejected Billings Gazette May 22, 1992
Power Rejects Wind Proposal Enterprise Livingston May 21,
IS NOT GREEN from The Independent Record, Helena, Mt.
April 9, 1995
MARK DUCHAMP, of SPAIN,
is the former Windfarms/Birds
Research Manager of Proact
<>International, now fully independent and a prominent
<>the hot, very hot windfarm debate currently going on
<>published in excess of 40 articles/papers on the
He also compiled stunning pictures of birds split in half by the
of turbines on fire or collapsed, etc:
and posted a number of rarely-shown documents on Global Warming and
Here are his most popular articles and papers by Mark Duchamp
CHILLING STATISTICS www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1875
COVERING-UP BIRD MORTALITY AT WINDFARMS www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1223
BIRD SOCIETIES LOOK THE OTHER WAY www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=2631
JUNK SCIENCE USED TO PRETEND BIRDS WON'T BE KILLED www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=2250
WINDFARMS: AN ECOLOGICAL AND HUMAN DISASTER www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1170
WATER CONTAMINATION http://www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1457
WINDFARMS NO NOT REALLY SAVE ON CO2 EMISSIONS www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1186
2000 Photos windmill fires, raptors kills
negative effects of windfarms: links to papers published
by Mark Duchamp
and windfarms - Critical analysis of 4 reports on bird
mortality at windfarm sites. by Mark Duchamp
Glen R. Schleede, Reston
Energy" Pseudo Environmentalism
<>1/16/06 Those of
you who follow the insidious federal and state
governments’ attempts to force “renewable” energy into the
US energy supply mix -- and the glowing reports
on the successes in doing so -- may want to look at a
report recently released by the California Energy Commission
(CEC) that can be found at:
California Energy Commission,
In case it's not there try,
I have added the above link because the webmaster at cec
delets or changes address.
<>The report was done by a CEC contractor and
includes some interesting data on CA, NY, MA and PA.
Here are some excerpts
from the introduction (Page 1):
“ The California Renewable
Portfolio Standard (RPS), established…in 2002, calls for
the state’s investor owned utilities (IOUs), energy
service providers (ESPs), and community choice aggregators
(CCAs) to meet 20 percent of their electricity load with
eligible sources of renewable energy by 2017.”
“Much has already been
accomplished…the state’s three major IOUs…have recently
signed a large number of contracts for renewable energy
capacity…if each of these new projects achieves commercial
operations, total deliveries could equate to 3.1 to 5.4
percent of IOUs’ combined 2004 electricity load.”
“Nonetheless, the state as
a whole has fallen behind schedule in meeting its
aggressive renewable energy targets, and few new renewable
energy projects have achieved commercial operation over
the last several years.”
“Though a number of
procurement strategies can be used to reduce the risk of
contract failure, even these strategies cannot eliminate
the possibility of unfulfilled contracts, and some of
these strategies may have the unfortunate effect of
reducing the number of renewable energy bids and raising
I always find it
refreshing to see a few FACTS mixed in with the
massive flow of information on “renewables” – which
information is usually dominated by propaganda from the
renewables industries, PUCs and other government agencies,
national “laboratories” such as NREL, other "renewables"
advocates and lobbyists (often funded by tax dollars
flowing through DOE and EPA).
“Nonetheless, the state as a whole has
fallen behind schedule in meeting its aggressive renewable
energy targets, and few new renewable energy projects have
achieved commercial operation over the last several years.”
China they shoot anti-wind protesters!
Recently Announced Texas
"Wind Farm" Projects Demonstrate that the Potential
Contribution of Wind Energy is Limited September 13,
This is a complete study by Glenn R. Schleede and has data on the
Two Recently Announced Texas "Wind Farms"
I recomend that you read this.
Glen R. Schleede, Reston
Virginia 12/19/02 from "Montana Std. of
did the right thing with wind generated electricity
costs. It only took a little common sense., but if
this could only go nation wide, what a breath of fresh air
that would be!
Glen R. Schleede, Reston
Virginia 12/20/02 "AP"Maryland
want blades stoped at times.
Glen R. Schleede, Reston
Virginia "Economic Impacts of Wind Power in Kittitas
County Washington" 9/23/02
Catharine Lawton, Addison,
Wisconsin 9/17/01 Wind
Energy Verses Coal
Valley News tells it like it is!
1/28/06 UK Times
Farms condemned as Eagles die off Norwegian coast
For Isle of Lewis in Scottland Largest wind farm in
the world, Lewis
Wind Power proposal are :- 6,131 objections received, of
which 4,573 were from residents of Lewis, and 17 responses
in support of the windfarm.
Virginia, F.L.P. 44-turbine Mountaineer Wind Farm
estimated that at least 1,364 bats were killed there
during a six-week period in 2004. U.S.F.W.S.
plans to coroporate, and burn 4,000 acres. It would make to
much sence to shut them down! This is also the first Batt
Study and they were surprised. Perhaps they will study (STALL)
the problem for 20 years as the MOON BEAMS in Calif. have
done! F.L.P. has bought up the bankrup windmill Companies on a
national basis. Just can't pass on those Production Tax
Credits. Got to try and reach the DOE's renewable's goals,
what ever the damage. Why not just stop and save wildlife and
save dollars and build a reliable power plant.
6/1/05 Hartland Institute
Largest wind power producer denounces wind farms
Altamont Landowners Against Rural Mismanagement was originally
formed because of Los Vaqueros project, Contra Costa Water
Department wanted to relocate Vasco Rd. through Dyer Rd. Our
effort helped to relocate Vasco Rd. to the more direct, County
Line route saving the environmental damages to Brushy Creek , Dyer
Rd., and Altamont Pass Rd.
Since the late 80's we have voiced concern's over, The large
numbers of protected species that have been killed at the Altamont
Pass. Raptor mortality by windmills, Windmills placed in raptor
habitat, Waste Management and U.S. Windpower's erection of
windmills on the buffer zone between the dump and Dyer Rd.,
Realignment of Altamont Pass Rd., at Carrol Rd. Expansions of
Waste Management Altamont Hills, Contra Costa County imports,
Water quality, health, property values and land fill traffic.
We are trying to perserve our way of life and environment, at The
Altamont Pass. We are also very concerned and want to perserve
property owners rights. Altamont Pass has a very small population
due inpart to large parcel zoning of Alameda County. The Altamont
Pass area of windmills is 80 sq. miles.
Altamont Landowners Against Rural Mismanagement is a Nevada
Corporation. All information is belived to be accurate information
. This information is a matter of public record, and we can only
guarantee that. We want the public to become aware of what is
going on today. This is a volunteer effort.
Address all letters to; A.L.A.R.M., 3290 Dyer Rd. Livermore, Ca.
94550. Fax 510-449-3860
If you have comments or suggestions, email me at dmc at
Email must be manual entered to block harvesters thanks
Thanks for stopping by,
Darryl Mueller, President
Last up dated 12/12/15
Information of interest
Altamont Landowners Against Rural Mismanagement battle with
Senator Barbara Boxer wants the EPA to
check it out after a year of letters
Sheet do we need a bigger dump
Dump a Pit, "Herald" 1/97
" Herald 3/97
Livermore will sue to stop Altamont Landfill expansion plans, Independent
After the "Great" Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed on
the 80 million ton mega dump. Searra Club, NCRA, ALARM, Pleasanton
and Livermore sued Waste Managenent to stop the expansion. ALARM
found out about the settlement in the newspaper. This behind
closed door settlement gives Livermore a 40 million ton mega dump,
pays Livermore 50 million to dump on their over the hill Altamont
September 28, 1999
ZONE 7 WATER BOARD PLANS
INVASION OF DYER ROAD IS APPROVED JUNE 20, 2001
<>Dyer Road Families oppose Zone 7, Altamont Water
Treatment Plant that would supply water to Livermore, Dublin &
Pleasanton. No water for Altamont families. This treatment plant and
pipeline cost is paid for by the developers. No cost to Zone 7.
Altamont families think it makes more sense to build smaller plants
in the development areas, this does not need to be built on Dyer Rd.
At the very least Dyer Road families should get water. No fire
hydrants, Yes Zone 7 plans to dig up Dyer Rd. install a new water
line 42 inch in diameter and will not give Dyer Rd. water or fire
The EIR was certified 2/05 by Zone 7 water board.
Zone 7 Water Board wants to change the E.I.R. with
addendum, for Altamont Pass Pipeline.
On 2/10/06 some Dyer Rd. residents get a notice of addendum to
changes E.I.R. And that on 2/15/06, 5 days, changes to Zone 7 EIR
would be presented to the board. Zone 7 had email and phone
numbers but chose regulat mail.
Changes include close of Altamont Pass Rd. for pipiline
construction, moving the pipeline into Dyer Rd. which is 20
ft. wide. With only 5 days to respond most Dyer Rd. residents went
to the meeting. Zone 7 would not tell how residents could get in or
out with our cars, trucks and equipment. Residents did tell Zone 7
that closing the road would cause unresolved problems that it was
Zone 7 responsibility to resolve.
The problems are once the road is closed the county will allow more
construction time than Zone 7 is saying could be 6 months or more,
additional 2 hour commute time in traffic, long response time for
emergency services including but not limited to vetenary needed for
horses cattle and sheep. There is more than 36 residents, 70 horses,
800 cattle, 50 sheep.The ever present threat of windmill
fires. General emergency medical response for residents.
<>G&C Stable has 40 horses with lessons daily and horses
hauled in and out on a daily basis. No mail service. Long commutes
to work and school.<> Mr. Bailey makes 6 trips a day to
Livermore his wife is in a nersing home this will be a hardship for
him. Residents with a class 1 license will not be able to commute
and get home within the 12 hour D.O.T. rule. We need access to the
full road in order to get in and out of our drive ways with long
horse and equipment trucks and trailors. The board ignored Dyer Rd.
comments refused to extend comment time and passed the addendum to
Altamont Pass Road and Dyer Rd. could be up graded to accomidate
construction of a pipeline without road clousure or continue with
the old E.I.R. with out the addendum.
This total lack of concern for Dyer Rd. residents can not be
tolerated. Dyer Rd. residents will now seek a remidy within the
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A Lake for drinking water next next to garbage dump?
Now the California Department of Water Resources will take land
between the Mega Dump and the few rural families to build a large
lake. In the settlement agreement this land was to be a buffer zone
between the rural families and the dump. DWR response was the first
one their gets the land! In the mean time Zone Water is gong
to build a water treatment plant to service Dublin & Livermore
but NO water or fire hydrants for Altamont. SO MUCH FOR AGREEMENTS!
$ YOUR TAX DOLLARS ALLOW KILLING OF
TO OTHER WEB SITES
Institute What is wrong with renewalle Energy
Smog 2 and
MTBE that is now found in Calif.
Diesel Engines are drug into Proposition 65, some
members are calling for the elimination of diesel engines within
five years. Read
the memo to members of the legislature from Calif. Truck Ass.
July 8, 1997. A list
companies recieving Prop 65 Notices. Diesel exhaust comes
under Prop 65 Scrutiny by Calif. Grocer June July 97, page 1.
, page 2
Wind - An Objection to Wind Farms in Irland
Nigal Barns has a very informative site.
- Marton, Askam & Ireleth Windfarm Action Group
Marton, Askam and Ireleth are neighbouring villages located in
the south of Cumbria just outside the Lake District National Park.
We formed following the construction of PowerGen Renewables's
windfarm which towers over our villages. We are ordinary people
who have been kickstarted into action by the terrible noise,
visual and environmental affect that the turbines have had on us
and our once peaceful and beautiful countryside.
Wisconsin is fighting the windmill battle !!! Misplaced Wind Power.
Specific and up-to-date information about the proposed
wind-powered electricity generating project in the Town of
Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA. An incredible website
detailing a year long struggle that local residents have been
undertaking in northeastern Wisconsin, USA against a 33 turbine
development close to 800 homes. This website pulls no punches and
there is a mass of information on this site from Airplanes
crashing into turbines to property devaluationinformation.
Why this site is special: Most information available on wind
energy is put together by the wind industry or renewables
lobbyists. We have carefully researched the topic to bring you
accurate information that the wind industry will not tell you. Our
information sources are listed throughout the site so you can
confirm the accuracy of the
information, or do more research yourself.
The mountaineers of the Basque region in Spain are pretty fed up
with the invasion of their breathtaking mountain ranges by
de Castilla y León. This
Spanish group is setting up a national federation, in Spanish.
Consultancy. Although we have no experience of this
noise consultancy company, their web site gives a well balanced
introduction into the problems associated with windfarms, with
particular reference to the noise. Well worth a visit if you want a
professional noise experts view.
Islay - Terrific scenery and a wealth of wildlife
has been threatened by the plans for a windfarm on this unspoilt
Scottish island. Luckily, so far, the developers have been kept at
Bien Vivre en
Pays de Caux Villagers in France, are under threat of
a group of four separate windfarms in the Normandy countryside. This
French website explains the problems the local residents are
experiencing trying to prevent a collection of turbines from being
erected as close as 250 metres from their houses. (In French)
Guardian are the authority on highlighting the
problems associated with to construction of wind turbines in our
countryside. For an honest answer to your query about the impact of
wind farms on our countryside try here first! Unlike the others they
have no commercial interest and their technical papers are amongst
the best we've found on the net.
Energy Association: Fiercely defensive about their
industry, in particular it would appear that Country Guardian are a
real thorn in their side. The BWEA doesn't seem to have any control
over its members but only seems to fulfill some kind of publicity
are campaigning to prevent the development of the Wharrels Hill area
near Bothel in West Cumbria. A new website that is being added to
all the time.
European Wind Energy
Association: Again very defensive but has some useful
reference documents. Has a 'secret' area for members only!
Preservation. The beautiful countryside of Weardale
is being devastated by the construction of wind turbines, for more
details on the campaign in this area of the country visit this web
Turbine Manufacturers Association: Obviously very hot
on denying the noise problem but full of useful facts and figures.
Try out their noise agree with what we have experienced!
Guardians. The people of New Zealand also have a
problem with the threat of wind turbines invading their country.
Visit this site and sign on to their petition to help protect their
Angus. "Renewable Energy Systems" are proposing to
erect a wind power station on Ark Hill near Glamis, find out what
the people of Angus think about this idea.
for the Protection of Rural Wales. Sadly for them the
good people of Wales have suffered from the blight of turbines more
than most. The CPRW web site is a good source of information for
data concerning power outputs of turbines based on actual values
rather than the theoretical values touted by the wind industry. A
really well informed site with lots of useful stuff - and in
Welsh too (if you want!).
Croes Campaign. Another Welsh campaign, this time
fighting a proposal for a huge 39 x 1.5MW station near Aberystwyth
in Mid Wales.
Against Rural Turbines. (DART). A fight to
protect another area of rural Wales from the blight of turbines has
been given a boost by this website. You can visit them and sign an
website (mostly in German too). Has some very
technical articles on wind energy and global warming. Also has lots
of photographs and loads of links to other sites.
Another German site with lots of pages of technical information and
a discussion forum. Has links to other sites around Europe.
The Battle at
Barningham High Moor from being covered with wind
turbines was a lengthy and hard fought case, finally resulting
in defeat for National Wind Power. Read the full story of the
struggle at www.wind-farm.co.uk
COAL in the Energy Mix
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