www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c122+80?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZZoning board to vote on assertion that turbines are excessively noisy.382852013-05-03T00:13:34Z2013-05-03T00:13:34ZNeil P. Andersen of Blacksmith Shop Road filed the appeal in November, asking the zoning board to overturn Building Commissioner Eladio R. Gore's ruling that Wind 1 did not present a nuisance by virtue of excessive noise-a ruling issued in response to a complaint by Mr. Andersen.Some area residents steaming over solar projects.380582013-04-14T12:43:39Z2013-04-14T12:43:39Z"Residents and abutters have little to no opportunity to have their voices heard in objections or their questions answered," Ms. Chase said. "Despite the numerous procedural errors that have occurred, the town continues to blindly allow this ill-sited project to deleteriously impact the public health, safety and welfare of the people who have made their home on Bearsden Road for years."Falmouth voters revise turbine bylaw.380212013-04-09T23:03:58Z2013-04-09T23:03:58ZAt the opening night of annual town meeting, voters approved a bylaw that dramatically reduces the size of wind turbines allowed in town.
The planning board presented the revised turbine siting bylaw Monday night, about five months after a similar bylaw was rejected at fall's town meeting.Heath OKs wind ban.375512013-02-27T15:09:12Z2013-02-27T15:09:12ZSpeaking as if with one voice, 96 special town meeting voters quickly and unanimously approved the Planning Board's zoning bylaw amendment banning "industrial scale" wind turbines from being built within town borders.Doreen Reilly files zoning-violation complaint against Kingston Wind Independence.374822013-02-22T17:36:08Z2013-02-22T17:36:08ZReilly, who lives less than a quarter mile from the KWI Turbine on Leland Road, has been one of a plethora of residents claiming ill-health effects stemming from shadow flicker and infrasound generated by the KWI Turbine.
Yesterday, Reilly filed a zoning complaint against the KWI Turbine with Kingston Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Armstrong.Are Kingston's wind turbines illegel?.373012013-02-07T21:27:15Z2013-02-07T21:27:15ZThe legality of Kingston's wind turbines stands in question today as KingstonJounral.com uncovers evidence to suggest that all four of Kingston's industrial-sized wind turbines may be out of compliance with existing town bylaws. Representative Vieira Files Wind Energy Relief Act.371362013-01-25T14:56:13Z2013-01-25T14:56:13ZIf passed, the bill would establish two funds using money from the current Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund. One fund would set aside $15 million for residents, businesses and towns that incurred losses such as negative health effects and property loss.Fairhaven health board member hopes for stricter turbine regulations.370782013-01-19T04:17:44Z2013-01-19T04:17:44ZA regulation being considered by Bourne, Falmouth, Scituate and Kingston would lower that level to six decibels for wind turbines. A draft regulation being considered by three of those towns would also include regulations to account for the "whooshing" nature of turbine sound, as well as regulations for infrasound, or sound that is inaudible to humans.Fairhaven selectmen clash over turbine bylaw, complaints.369502013-01-06T15:35:32Z2013-01-06T15:35:32ZAfter reviewing the Planning Board's latest draft of a bylaw that would halve the size and quadruple the setbacks for future turbine projects, Espindola is advocating that the town first deal with complaints it has received regarding the existing turbines.Wind farm rules are approved in Westminster.361812012-10-01T13:14:54Z2012-10-01T13:14:54ZThe Planning Board passed its regulations for proposed wind farms in the town last week and has submitted a definition of "shadow flicker." Neighbors sue Kingston ZBA, Mary O'Donnell in Land Court .361612012-09-28T16:45:38Z2012-09-28T16:45:38ZThe lawsuit alleges that the original site plan review process was flawed, leading to the issuance of invalid building permits, that neighbors did not receive proper notice and that the permits are illegal because the turbines are larger than the size shown on the only plans on file with the town.Wind turbines becalmed.194032012-09-15T15:51:26Z2012-09-15T15:51:26ZâI have always been of the opinion that these behemoths donât belong in our backyards,â Buechs said. âThere is a place for them,; we do need them; but I urge this board to support this bylaw, to move it along to Town Meeting.â
Garrettâs was the decisive vote, resulting in a recommendation to support a moratorium.Shelburne residents unanimously approve Wind Turbine Moratorium.348892012-05-02T17:29:56Z2012-05-02T17:29:56ZThey also unanimously approved the Wind Turbine Moratorium that says the town will not issue any wind turbines permits until June 30, 2013, after the Zoning Board has some time to update its rules and regulations
Developers proposed to construct industrial scale turbines on Mount Massaemet.Dartmouth to hold public hearing for proposed zoning articles.347632012-04-09T03:52:45Z2012-04-09T03:52:45ZOne of the articles, sponsored by residents and the Dartmouth Planning Board, would limit commercial wind turbines to "General Industrial" and "Limited Industrial" zoning districts.
Alternative energy has been a major topic in town, with the Select Board voting to abandon plans for two turbines on town-owned land.E-mails reveal maneuvering by town government on turbines.344672012-03-01T17:41:17Z2012-03-01T17:41:17ZThe residents of Fairhaven are not naÃ¯ve, gullible nor ignorant. The residents are connecting the dots and I believe they see that this project has been handled in a secretive, deceitful and underhanded manner. That the information from the developers is biased when the presenters receive monetary gain by the wind industry. ...With a monetary gain by so many involved in this project, I have to wonder what happens to honesty, integrity and caring to those poor residents living near the turbines.Colrain seeks hold on wind, solar farms.344382012-02-26T22:30:52Z2012-02-26T22:30:52ZThe Colrain Planning Board is asking the town to put a temporary hold on special permit applications for commercial-scale windmill and solar farms until the board has had a chance to study the possible impact of such projects.Foxboro to study wind power.344332012-02-26T15:56:06Z2012-02-26T15:56:06ZThe board initially considered a wind turbine article largely drafted by Kraft Group attorney John Twohig ..."They voted no action because the installation, siting and adjustment of wind turbines is a quickly evolving science and one that they still had significant concerns about, particularly as to the impacts on abutters and nearby residents," Wason said.Duxbury Selectmen donβt recommend changes to wind facilities bylaw proposed by citizen .343492012-02-16T13:21:43Z2012-02-16T13:21:43ZHounds Ditch Lane resident Joanne Levesque took issue with Goldenberg's summary of the state study ...She said the panel that conducted the study indicated that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that wind turbines do or do not have an effect on health.
"My fear is you're relying on a committee that wants to deny there is a problem with wind turbines and health impacts." Put brakes on wind power?.342282012-01-28T17:54:17Z2012-01-28T17:54:17ZTwo Franklin County hilltowns are considering moratoriums on windmill proposals to buy time to adopt specific bylaws governing them.Mass. wind energy siting bill dies.338192011-12-16T14:25:54Z2011-12-16T14:25:54ZIn making his decision, Downing said he had considered what he heard from constituents and state officials during 15 hours of hearings on the bill held in Hancock and Barnstable.
The siting bill has been fought by those opposed to putting wind energy projects near residential areas.