“The only way they would satisfy the citizens in the lawsuits I’m involved with is that they not be around,” Gerdes said. “We’re not here to be bought off. We don’t want turbine installations. They damage the quality of life and existence of neighbors who are poor, innocent bystanders. We will fight them forever.”
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A Florida power company that developed a wind farm in DeKalb and Lee counties has removed to federal court a local farmer's lawsuit that claims wind turbines devastated his quality of life, killed his livestock and made his property virtually worthless.
By a 3-2 vote, the Zoning Board of Appeals recommended denial of Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power's proposed 53 turbines. The County Board, which meets May 21, has the final say. The decision ended a decade in which the wind energy industry largely drove the county's approval process.