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Wednesday News Round-up



A Mighty Wind: Little Rock's first wind turbine will be unveiled today, as will the results of a recent survey on Arkansans attitudes toward energy efficiency.  From the release: Audubon Arkansas the Ecological Conservation Organization (ECO), Pew Environmental Group, Sierra Club, and Arkansas Wildlife Federation will gather at a community event to showcase a new wind turbine and to release polling showing that Arkansans across the state are engaged and supportive of changing how the Natural State gets energy.  The poll shows Arkansans are engaged and supportive of proposed federal climate and energy legislation.  Public is welcome.  Dunbar Community Center, 2nd floor.  1001 W. 16th Street in Little Rock.  Starts at noon.

Living Hell:  I've reported on how noise from natural gas drilling and facilities that support the industry can make life a living hell for people who live nearby.  Well, it's not limited to AR.  Un-natural Gas has a report about a family from Pennsylvania who are feeling the pain.  A compressor station only 300 feet from their house makes life unbearable.  The noise levels generated by these stations can lead to health problems in the long-run.

Friendly science: The Ground Water Protection Council released a report saying that state and federal regulations put in place to protect drinking water in light of natural gas drilling were sufficient.  The organization has a links page that speaks to the report's credibility.  Thanks to Blue Daze

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