Tiverton OKs giving energy group land-taking power
Plunkett said consortium has no plans to take over any privately owned property. Due to safety concerns, they would not locate the turbines near residential properties. In addition, a project of this nature is limited to those areas where there is sufficient wind power.
May 21, 2012
by Derek Vital
in The Herald News
TIVERTON - The issue of eminent domain was brought to the forefront after a vote by the Tiverton Town Council last month.
The council approved a resolution in support of state legislation that would give eminent domain powers to the East Bay Energy Consortium.
Consisting of Tiverton, Bristol, Warren, Barrington, East Providence, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Middletown and Newport, R.I., the consortium's goal is to develop a regional wind energy system that will produce electricity for the member towns. Studies have indicated that the Tiverton Industrial Park, due to its strong winds coming off the Sakonnet... [continue via Web link]