Petition Summary & Background
Citizens in Opposition to the Fountain Wind Project (CIO FWP), in Shasta County, California are opposed to an intrusive industrialization of rural and wild areas by a large wind energy system which requires extensive expansion of transmission lines and the permanent destruction of nearly 1000 acres of beautiful forest lands. The wind turbines will add noise, light, visual pollution, destroy and fragment wildlife habitat and wetlands, destroy sacred cultural resources and history, cause health issues, increase wildfire risks, add instability and inefficiencies to the electrical grid, and increased energy rates.
Action Petitioned For
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to DENY the requested use permit for the Fountain Wind Project (UP16-007), by Pacific Wind Development, LLC, a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC. The Fountain Wind Project is comprised of 100, nearly 600’ tall wind turbines, spread over more than 30 thousand acres, in Eastern Shasta County. The proposed Fountain Wind Project significantly increases the wildfire risk in an area already designated as’ ‘Extreme High Fire Risk’ by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and CAL FIRE. The environmental impacts of this project would devastate the rural and wild areas which will never be able to fully recover.
Mail Completed Petitions to: Stop Fountain Wind, P.O. Box 116, Montgomery Creek, CA 96065