By VALERIE MYERS, Erie Times-News | October 20, 2014 | www.goerie.com
A recent decision by the Federal Aviation Administration could take the wind out of the sails of a Texas company (Pioneer Green) planning to build a commercial wind farm in North East Township.
The FAA has determined that the giant wind turbines needed to harness wind power would interfere with radar used by air traffic controllers at Erie International Airport.
The FAA therefore denied the developer’s request to extend an earlier FAA determination that the turbines would not interfere with aviation. Continue reading
October 15, 2014 by Paul Crowe | North East Windmills | northeastwindmills.com ~~
Erie County, Pennsylvania
Pioneer Green Energy was just handed a pretty serious setback in their attempts to keep their proposed Erie County, PA wind turbine project alive. Any structure over 200 feet tall must receive approval from the FAA before construction can begin. Originally, approvals for the 67 turbine locations were issued on September 9th, 2012 and were scheduled to expire on May 27th, 2014. Since no turbines have been built and no construction has started, Pioneer applied for an extension of the project. Just last week, October 9th, 2014, the FAA denied the extension requests due to objections from air traffic control at Erie. Continue reading