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Rick Webb: Overruling self-governance in rural Virginia

Why is it that some of Virginia’s urban politicians show so little respect for the citizens of our rural counties? I refer to State Sens. Dick Saslaw (D) of Springfield and John Watkins (R) of Midlothian, who have co-sponsored a bill (SB 1341) before the General Assembly that would override local authority over the siting of commercial wind energy projects. They follow in the footsteps of State Senator Frank Wagner (R) of Virginia Beach, who for years has worked on behalf of corporate wind and against the interests of rural communities.

Rick Webb | Highland New Wind in wetlands denial?

Although Highland New Wind Development has started construction on its 19-turbine, 39 MW wind project in Highland County’s remote Laurel […]

Rick Webb | Bailing out wind energy project is a misuse of stimulus money

The Highland County Board of Supervisors has unwisely proposed that the Commonwealth of Virginia provide $1.5 million in economic stimulus […]

It’s blowin’ in the wind

It sounds, if not perfect, then pretty darn close. The answer, or at least an answer, to our energy troubles […]


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