Going to court
A group of Grant County landowners has filed a lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Mount Storm area wind-power project.
December 9, 2005
in Grant County Press
Named as defendants in the suit are NedPower Mount Storm and Shell WindEnergy Inc.
The plaintiffs allege the project's wind turbines will hurt property values, harm local and migratory wildlife and create very little economic benefit to the county or state.
The suit was filed under something known as the "common law doctrine of private nuisance."
Filing suit against the project in Grant County Circuit Court were Jerome E. Burch, Levi Miller, Frank Fitzpatrick, Charles E. Thomas, Richard Fiedler, Robert F. Hurley and John T. Mitchell.
They want the court to shut down the project, which is due to start in the spring. Plaintiffs... [continue via Web link]