North Kingstown's turbine turmoil prompts South Kingstown to review its own laws
According to Andrew Teitz, South Kingstown town solicitor and an attorney for Wind Energy Development, South Kingstown has nothing to worry about. Under current regulation, both private and commercial developers seeking rights to construct a turbine of any height must gain approval with the town's zoning board.
September 28, 2011
by Erin Tiernan
in North Kingston Patch
North Kingstown's wind turbine saga is causing one neighboring community to review its wind energy laws.
Local officials will review South Kingstown's wind energy ordinances in coming months to ensure the town has appropriate safeguards in place to protect residents while promoting sustainable energy growth.
Their action is in response to the controversy over two 427-foot wind turbines in North Kingstown close to residential neighborhoods, one of which was granted a building permit. Residents in North Kingstown have clashed for months with Wind Energy Development, the developer behind the 1.8-megawatt turbines at Stamp Farm on Route 2 and at North... [continue via Web link]