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Poland President-elect Andrzej Duda's statement on wind energy near homes

Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda declares in this statement that he would push for passing a law preventing the placement of wind energy facilities within a specified distance from homes. The original signed statement is provided on this page in Polish. The English translation is posted below and also can be accessed as an attached document.

Andrzej Duda
Candidate in the Polish Presidential Elections

                                                                               Zabkowice Slaskie, 8 April 2015

Fellow Poles!

The recent weeks have brought many intense encounters with people across Poland in the context of this presidential campaign. There have also been numerous opportunities to discuss the maladies encountered by citizens and their everyday worries. It has become apparent that the siting of wind farm developments gives rise to frequent protests, which are heard in hundreds of municipalities in our country.

Poles complain that their voices are being ignored, and large wind turbines that are placed excessively close to dwellings not only ruin the landscape, but also cause a serious reduction in the value of their properties. Furthermore, they bring attention to numerous procedural irregularities. These were also identified by the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) in its July 2014 report. I am sorry to say that the governing coalition of the Civic Platform and Polish Peasants’ Party have successfully prevented, during the last several years, the adoption of measures intended to properly regulate the matter of where wind farms are located.

I do recognise the importance of the issues addressed here. Therefore, I declare that, if I am elected to be the President of Poland, I will propose a legislative initiative to introduce safe setbacks of wind parks from people’s dwellings, ban such developments in municipalities where no zoning plans are currently in place, and, most importantly, to ensure effective participation of society in ongoing administrative proceedings.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

English translation by stopwiatrakom.eu

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List Dudy W Sprawie Farm Wiatrowych 10 06 2015

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Letter Of Polish Presidential Candidate A Duda From 8 04 2015 English

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Source: http://stopwiatrakom.eu/akt...

APR 8 2015
http://www.windaction.org/posts/42855-poland-president-elect-andrzej-duda-s-statement-on-wind-energy-near-homes
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