[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

Go to multi-category search »


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

Wind park lawsuit filed  

Credit:  San Juan Record | Jan 13, 2016 | sjrnews.com ~~

A lawsuit has been filed against San Juan County by a group of property owners who oppose the Latigo Wind Park. Members of the Northern Monticello Alliance (NMA) own property within an 80-acre parcel in the middle of the wind park.

On January 7, the group filed suit in Seventh District Court to stop a recent San Juan County decision that allowed the project to proceed. They ask that the county decision be declared null and void.

The $125 million Latigo Wind Park project is substantially completed, with approximately two-thirds of the 27 assembled towers currently capable of generating power.

In 2012, the project, then owned by Wasatch Wind, received a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the county. While there have been several adjustments to the CUP since then, it has remained in effect, despite several challenges and appeals to the county and its planning and zoning board.

The project, now nearly completed, is now owned by sPower.

The CUP required that the project developers take steps – “as much as possible” – to mitigate the impact of the project on surrounding property owners.

Concerns that were mentioned include the impact of flicker from the shadow of the giant blades, the red aviation warning lights, and the noise from the spinning blades. Several surrounding property owners have accepted mitigation steps offered by sPower.

While the parties negotiated a written purchase agreement option to purchase the NMA properties, the option was never exercised. Several of the property owners have sold their property to sPower, but the majority have remained united as the NMA.

Property owners include several local residents, in addition to out-of-area landowners. The owners include several prior employees of the Latigo project who left the project early in the process.

Source:  San Juan Record | Jan 13, 2016 | sjrnews.com

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.