UN calls for wind turbine pause at France’s Mont Saint Michel

Rfi, France.

Unesco, which is holding its annual meeting in Paris until 29 June, asked France to put a hold on the installation of wind turbines in the area around the monument, which is a major tourist attraction.

The heritage site committee has asked for wind farm projects to be suspended until a report on their impact on the view from the heritage site can be produced – probably by next year.

Several wind farms are being considered in the coastal area on the border between Normandy and Brittany. One project has been given the green light by local authorities,

More:  http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20110625-mont-saint-michel-wind-turbines

Categories: Environment, France

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