Articles filed under Legal from USA

Proposed bill to allow people to sue over wind turbine damages

"This bill makes it easier for families that have been hurt by industrial wind turbines to receive compensation for their losses," Senator Lasee said. "It is unconscionable for a family that has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in their home that they have lived in for years to be forced to move because an industrial wind tower is built nearby. Or wish that they could move and just can't afford it."
29 Mar 2013

Wind farm ruling a mixed bag, leaves a few hurdles

On Wednesday the Ohio Supreme Court granted in part, but also denied in part, a motion to dismiss an appeal filed by opponents of the project ...Among other technical legal points, the appeal claims inadequate financial protection if the turbines are decommissioned, and cites no record of how much it would cost to remove the decommissioned turbines.
29 Mar 2013

Public Land activists sue Interior Department on plan to keep millions of acres open for industrial solar development

Public Land Activists Sue Interior Department on Plan to Keep Millions of Acres Open for Industrial Solar Development. “The Administration is opting to needlessly turn multiple-use public lands into permanent industrial zones. Solar development belongs on rooftops, parking lots, already-developed areas, and on degraded sites, not our public lands. “
12 Feb 2013

Town Council appeals wind turbine decision

Not long after the five council members were sworn in by state, the members retreated into a 15-minute executive session. ...After returning, they voted unanimously to authorize Town Solicitor Peter Ruggerio to file an appeal of the Zoning Board of Review's decision last week allowing the [turbine] plan to go forward.
20 Nov 2012

https://www.windaction.org/posts?location=USA&p=42&topic=Legal&type=Article
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