Grant residents sue to block wind turbine project
Seven Grant County residents have filed suit to try to block construction of 200 giant wind turbines proposed near their homes.
Jerome E. Burch and six other residents sued developers of the $150 million Mount Storm wind project.
In their 14-page complaint, the residents allege that the NedPower Mount Storm LLC project will be a “nuisance” and “an eyesore” that creates excess noise and kills birds and bats.
The suit also alleges that the project will generate little power but receive lucrative federal and state tax breaks.
November 30, 2005
by Ken Ward Jr., Staff writer
in The Charleston Gazette
“The wind energy facility planned by NedPower will reduce the property value of tens of thousands of acres of land, but ... produce very little electricity,” the suit states.
The suit also claims that “The ecological value of wind energy facilities is an illusion.
“Uninformed proponents of environmental protection are led to believe that wind energy facilities can make a serious contribution to America’s energy needs without causing the pollution that carbon fuel energy facilities produce,” the suit says. “This, however, is false.
“The primary benefit to be derived from wind energy facilities are tax deductions and federal and state subsidies to out-of-state... [continue via Web link]