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Three lawsuits filed against New Creek Wind for negative health effects

"Specifically, while the plaintiffs are outside on their property, they are confronted with irritating and unabated audible noise which significantly limits the use and enjoyment of their property and results in annoyance, along with other symptoms..." one of the complaints states. The New Creek Mountain Sportsman's Club claims its members suffer from headaches, rapid heartbeat, fatigue, hearing problems and other issues while on the hunting lodge's property.
1 Jan 2019

Two lawsuits filed against New Creek Wind for wind turbine noise

Beginning Nov. 1, 2016, and continuing on a daily basis, when the plaintiffs are outside on their properties, they are constantly confronted with irritating and unabated audible noise ...The plaintiffs claim inside their homes, they experience disturbed sleep, headaches, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, nervousness, joint pain, an inability to clear ears, fatigue, vertigo, depression, tinnitus, irritability and anger.
27 Jul 2017

32 lawsuits filed against Pinnacle Wind Farm; Latest litigation alleges operation interferes with use, enjoyment, value of property

Thus far, at least 32 lawsuits have been filed over the Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage on Green Mountain. Gary and Amy Kalbaugh are the latest to file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia at Martinsburg. The Kalbaugh lawsuit is only the second lawsuit classified as a “torts to land” claim.
14 Nov 2013

Keyser woman sues wind farm, claiming distress

Anna Bell Saville lives about 1.5 miles from the site and contends she’s lost the ability to enjoy her home and property. She sued Pinnacle Wind LLC and its parent company, Edison Mission Group. The 23 turbines on Green Mountain create low-frequency pulsation noise and vibration that is irritating, annoying and “at times, severely debilitating, causing core pulsations,” her complaint said.
8 Oct 2013

W.Va. woman sues wind farm over vibrations, noise

A West Virginia woman who says she's suffered physically and mentally from turbine vibration at a wind farm near Keyser is suing to have the operations shut down. Anna Bell Saville lives about 1½ miles from the site and contends she's lost the ability to enjoy her home and property. She sued Pinnacle Wind Farm LLC and its parent company, Rosemead, Calif.-based Edison Mission Group, in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg late Tuesday.
2 Oct 2013

In federal lawsuits, Keyser residents allege wind farm threatens well-being

The residents, who all live close to the wind farm, allege that the turbines and blades emit both low- and high-pitched noises, causing health and mental problems, including disturbed sleep, headaches, stomach issues, ringing in the ears, internal pulsation, irritability, anger and fatigue. Parnell indicated that he wasn't aware of any other complaints about noise causing health issues at any of the other wind farms that Edison owns.
23 Sep 2013

Timing is everything!

There can be no clearer example of the risk faced by the neighbors of the proposed Dan's Mountain wind project than what is actually happening just a few miles away at the Pinnacle project, which was developed by the very same individuals responsible for Dan's Mountain. If there is any doubt about the risk, perhaps Maryland citizens could speak with their West Virginia neighbors.
20 Sep 2013

Wind farm study results a mixed bag

Health problems experienced by residents near a Brown County wind farm are being debated as the developer of that project seeks approval for a larger wind project in St. Croix County. In a series of tests conducted last month, acoustical experts from various sides of the wind power debate sampled homes in Glenmore, near the Shirley Wind project, for low-frequency noise.
2 Jan 2013

Wind plants: How loud is too loud?

"Neither the siting rules nor the sound prediction studies that have been performed in connection with wind energy applications in West Virginia sufficiently captures what the reality will likely be once a project is in operation, or how the sounds are heard at various reference points in the vicinity of the project."
28 Jun 2012

Pinnacle noise complaint dismissed

In a case that may well be be cited in the future by other wind farm owners calling for the dismissal of noise or other complaints associated with their projects, the PSC ruled that "the Commission does not retain the statutorily defined, continuing jurisdiction to address the issues raised by the Complainant." ... The Commission did note, however, that Braithwaite and others have recourse through the courts.
20 Jun 2012

PSC: Pinnacle Wind should take another listen to Green Mountain

Edison Mission Energy has 10 days to respond to the PSC's memorandum, according to Parnell. ...PSC staff believes that although the noise complaints do not violate a direct term or condition, the complaint does allege violations of representations made by Pinnacle in its application and violations of Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law contained in the certificate order.
4 Apr 2012
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