Articles from West Virginia

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

Residents file federal action against Keyser windfarm

A Charleston attorney has filed 23 federal lawsuits on behalf of 38 Keyser residents against a local windfarm, alleging the sound of the turbines caused mental and physical health problems and the proximity caused homes to lose their value. Residents are asking for a permanent injunction to prevent the windfarm from continuing operation. The residents also seek reimbursement of any medical expenses related to its operation along with compensatory damages for past and future personal injuries, annoyance, inconvenience and the loss in value of the properties.
19 Sep 2013

PSC grants Beech Ridge's wind farm permit

Following nearly 10 months of collecting information and conducting a series of public hearings, the PSC issued an order Wednesday allowing Invenergy Wind Development North America LLC, Beech Ridge's parent company, to place an additional 33 windmills on a 70,000-acre tract owned by Mead Westvaco. The site is just west of Beech Ridge's existing 67-turbine installation.
21 Jun 2013

Wind farm expansion takes a step toward approval

Thursday's hearing was relatively brief, in part because no one from the public appeared in protest of the 33-turbine expansion and in part because Beech Ridge, the West Virginia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO and the PSC staff had entered into a joint stipulation and agreement for settlement prior to the hearing.
1 Mar 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
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