November 01, 2012
John Spears Business Reporter
Another group of Ontario landowners has filed a lawsuit against a wind power project in the escalating legal skirmishing over renewable energy.
The latest action – against the East Lake St. Clair wind project near Wallaceburg – is the 10th that his firm is working on, according to lawyer Eric Gillespie, who filed the claim.
Like several previous actions by residents living near wind developments, the suit claims damages from not… Continue reading
August 12, 2012
Shawn and Tricia Drennan are landowners facing a pending windfarm project known as Kingsbridge II. Kingsbridge II will consist of upwards of 150 turbines one of which will be as close as approximately 650 meters from their home. Twelve more turbines will be located within the surrounding two kilometers. After learning that eleven families living amongst two different wind projects (one located in their neighbouring township) had their homes purchased by wind companies, the Drennans… Continue reading
November 28, 2012
From the National Observer, via the GWPF
Last month, 60 residents of New York’s Herkimer County filed a lawsuit in Albany that provides yet another example of the growing backlash against the wind-energy sector. It also exposes the double standard that exists in both the mainstream media and among environmental groups when it comes to “green” energy.
The main defendant in the lawsuit is the Spanish electric utility Iberdrola, which is the second-largest wind-energy operator in… Continue reading
By: Andrew Sorensen
People in two Herkimer County towns are getting their feathers ruffled over wind power. They’re both headed into court hoping to get their way, but, as YNN’s Andrew Sorensen tells us, they couldn’t be more different in the way they see the future of wind power in the county.
FAIRFIELD, N.Y.– When Andrew McEvoy started his alpaca wool business, he found the picturesque farmland of Herkimer County to be a perfect spot for his… Continue reading
Goldhawk Fights Back: Farmers Shawn and Tricia Drennan are trying to get an injunction to delay a giant wind farm near their land in the Bruce Peninsula. Their lawyer Julian Falconer explains how he will argue their case in court.
March 27, 2009
by Attorney Peter Kelly for the families of Mars Hill, Maine
On March 27, 2009, the residents of Mars Hill living within 3600 feet of First Wind’s wind energy facility filed a civil complaint in Maine Superior Court seeking relief from the “significant harm” caused by the First Wind and others by the construction and operation of the site.
November 12, 2012
An evaluation of the 551 compensation payments made to people living next to wind turbines indicates that the average amount was 57,000 kroner per household. Estate agents say… Continue reading
November 1st, 2012
JOHN MINER | QMI AGENCY
LONDON, ON — The war over Ontario wind turbines is shifting from the political arena to the courts, to a battle between Big Wind and landowners concerned about property values.
Toronto lawyer Eric Gillespie said he has lawsuits in the works from 10 different parts of Ontario and is in talks with at least three other groups.
“Currently, we have either filed claims or are about to file… Continue reading
Oct 4, 2011
Ontario’s wind power strategy will go under the microscope Tuesday in eastern Ontario in what could be a precedent-setting case over the impact wind farms have on local property values.
Edward and Gail Kenney, retired civil servants who have lived on Wolfe Island for 48 years, are appealing their property tax assessments, set at $357,000, arguing that the 86 wind turbines erected around their home have driven down their property values and should be acknowledged in… Continue reading
In its ruling, the board member wrote that, “The Board finds that the constant hum alleged by Mr. Thompson does exist and significantly reduces the current value of the subject property.” They also said, “Having heard this nuisance, apparently sanctioned by the Municipality, the Board accepts Mr. Thompson’s testimony that the stigma of noise contamination has a negative impact on the value and marketability of the property, and that after learning of the hum, prospective… Continue reading