[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

Try multi-category search (beta) »


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Legal threat in wind farm dispute  

The developer of the Victorian wind farm blocked because of a perceived threat to the orange-bellied parrot has threatened fresh legal action against federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell unless he rules on the project by next week.

Wind Power Pty Ltd yesterday condemned Senator Campbell’s refusal to rule on the $220million project and warned it would take Federal Court action to compel him to make a decision.

Senator Campbell said last month he would await fresh advice from his department – which has previously supported the wind farm – before announcing his decision on the green energy project.

Wind Power director Andrew Newbold said company lawyers had written to the minister seeking a ruling by Friday week. “We are trying to … compel him to make a decision in accordance with his (legal) obligations,” he said. “The simple fact is this project has been delayed for an inordinate amount of time already.”

A spokesman for Senator Campbell said last night the company’s letter was “perplexing”, given that the department was yet to provide advice to the minister. “He has always said he would make a timely decision when that advice has been received.”

By Ewin Hannan


This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.