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Donald Trump vows lawsuit as Scottish Government approves wind farm

Mr Trump had previously vowed not to complete his golf development at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire - which is due to include a second course and five star hotel - if the wind farm was built claiming it would spoil views from his course.

American billionaire Donald Trump has vowed to launch a "lawsuit" after the Scottish Government gave the go-ahead to an offshore wind farm near his Scottish golf course.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, which was given approval by the government on Tuesday, will consist of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables.

It will be sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs of over 49,000 homes - almost half of the homes in Aberdeen.

Mr Trump had previously vowed not to complete his golf development at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire - which is due to include a second course and five star hotel - if the wind farm was built claiming it would spoil views from his course.

Following the decision Mr Trump said he would now bring a "spend whatever monies are necessary" in an effort to stop the project going ahead.

Mr Trump said: "This was a purely political decision. As dictated by Alex Salmond, a man whose obsession with obsolete wind technology will destroy the magnificence and beauty of Scotland.

"Likewise, tourism,... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

American billionaire Donald Trump has vowed to launch a "lawsuit" after the Scottish Government gave the go-ahead to an offshore wind farm near his Scottish golf course.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, which was given approval by the government on Tuesday, will consist of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables.

It will be sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs of over 49,000 homes - almost half of the homes in Aberdeen.

Mr Trump had previously vowed not to complete his golf development at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire - which is due to include a second course and five star hotel - if the wind farm was built claiming it would spoil views from his course.

Following the decision Mr Trump said he would now bring a "spend whatever monies are necessary" in an effort to stop the project going ahead.

Mr Trump said: "This was a purely political decision. As dictated by Alex Salmond, a man whose obsession with obsolete wind technology will destroy the magnificence and beauty of Scotland.

"Likewise, tourism, Scotland's biggest industry, will be ruined. We will spend whatever monies are necessary to see to it that these huge and unsightly industrial wind turbines are never constructed.

"All over the world they are being abandoned, but in Scotland they are being built. We will put our future plans in Aberdeen on hold, as will many others, until this ridiculous proposal is defeated.

"Likewise, we will be bringing a lawsuit within the allocated period of time to stop what will definitely be the destruction of Aberdeen and Scotland itself."


Source: http://news.stv.tv/north/21...

MAR 26 2013
https://www.windaction.org/posts/36677-donald-trump-vows-lawsuit-as-scottish-government-approves-wind-farm
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