Turbine Plans Hit Headwind
"They have 23,000 customers and claim they'll save $400,000 from the turbine," he said. "If you divide it, I'm going to save about $18 a year, but I'm going to lose about $50,000 value on my house. I'd rather just pay the bill if that's O.K."
August 23, 2012
by Jill P. Capuzzo
in The New York Times
Marco Oldhafer, who spent a month with a crane hundreds of feet tall dominating the view from the upstairs deck on his house, has now been able to rediscover the unimpeded vista he so loved, of the sunset over the marshes of Raritan Bay. And it hasn't been restored a moment too soon.
The crane and the marred seascape constitute the latest evidence of an ongoing dispute between the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority and the town of Union Beach over plans to build a 380-foot wind turbine within proximity of many houses in this Monmouth Beach coastal community.
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