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Scotland with David Gibson of MCofS and Windswept News

  Broadcast in Environment

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David, Lisa, and Harley will be discussing the windswept world of wind development including what's happening in Vermont, New Hampshire, and the NAFTA entaglement.

We will turn our attention to Scotland and hear from Inverness Councilor Jim Crawford and air and extended interview with the Chief Officer of Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) -- David Gibson.

MCofS recently published

Protecting our Mountains – The MCofS manifesto on onshore wind farms...

The mountains and wild places of Scotland are a national asset beyond price, yet they risk being irrevocably damaged by commercial wind farm developments.
 
This document reflects the determination of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) to defend this precious resource. It examines some of the issues and proposes practical action to balance the need for clean energy with the need to conserve our natural heritage.

http://www.mcofs.org.uk/lps.asp

The British Mountaineering Council is also backing the MCofS manifesto.  http://thebmc.co.uk/bmc-backs-mcofs-wind-farm-manifesto

The two organizations represent almost 100,000 individual members.
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