[ exact phrase in "" ]

[ Google-powered ]


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!

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Bourne files lawsuit against Plymouth wind project  

Credit:  By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter | February 2, 2016 | www.capecod.com ~~

BOURNE – The town of Bourne has filed a lawsuit against a company constructing four wind turbines just across the town line in Plymouth.

Bourne Selectman Stephen Mealy says the lawsuit was filed on Friday in Superior Court against Future Generation Wind, which is owned by ConEdison, after the decision was made last week in executive session.

“The primary concern I think is the magnitude and the distance that these industrial turbines are being placed from residential homes in the town of Bourne,” Mealy said.

Mealy said the town is being challenged with how to effectively protect its residents from a project that is located in a neighboring town.

“It was permitted entirely within Plymouth,” Mealy said. “As such, Bourne has had limited opportunity to make any recommendations and changes to the plan now that it is in motion.”

Bourne residents have voiced concern about the location of the turbines and the anticipated impacts of noise and flicker at recent Board of Selectmen and Board of Health meetings.

Residents have sited possible health issues that some Falmouth residents were experiencing after the installation of wind turbines.

Mealy said the board of selectmen intends to provide information to residents as the process of the lawsuit continues.

“As with any particular case that might be before the town, for strategic reasons we need to limit the amount of discussion that we have had to executive sessions with the board of the selectmen and the board of health.”

Mealy said the area where the turbines are being built was formerly an agricultural area that housed cranberry bogs.

Source:  By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter | February 2, 2016 | www.capecod.com

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

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User contributions


« Later PostNews Watch HomeEarlier Post »

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.
Formerly at windwatch.org.

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook