Tag Archives: San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm

Red-Tailed Hawk At The Ocotillo Wind Farm

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMJim Pelley sent in some photos of a red-tailed hawk at the Ocotillo Wind farm in California. This is not the first raptor sighted in the wind farm, which straddles a migration flyway used by golden eagles.

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The Desert Sun, an Industry Leader in Propaganda for Wind Turbines

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Editor’s Note: The following article was sent in by Les Starks, who lives across the street from the San Gorgonio Pass wind farm. Similar voices have been raised in communities across North America. (Look at the comment section below some of the wind technology articles I have posted on this site.)  Starks tells me that before the windfarm came, there were turkey vultures, bats, red tailed hawks and golden eagles in his area. They have disappeared. He says it is now almost impossible to find a photo of San Gorgonio Pass that does not have wind turbines in it. 
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California: Are the Windfarms at San Gorgonio Pass “Green”? (& video)

Inspired by the Video “Wind Mill Disaster” 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The video “Wind Mill Disaster”  is a visual critique of the Windfarms in San Gorgonio Pass, Riverside County. This is one of the windiest places in Southern California and also one of the state’s largest wind sitings. It is not clear whether “NewWiseGuy”  made this video, or just posted it. The addition of Kermit the Frog singing “Its not easy Being Green” softens the harsh impact of scenes reminiscent of a battlefield.
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A Wind Project without Wind

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMPeople have been talking about the Ocotillo Wind Farm’s poor performance almost as long as the project has been online. One of the most devastating critics has been Ocotillo resident Jim Pelley, who documented the scarcity of wind in a long series of videos. The existence of this chronology was revealed when East County Magazine published links to some of the titles between March 5, 2012, and January 23, 2013. Pelley’s videos indicate that this project, in California’s Imperial County, generated little power throughout the year that followed. Documents from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) show he is right.

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