[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


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

News Watch Home

Lawsuit seeks to stop Sumner County wind farm  

Credit:  Written by Chris Frank | KAKE | January 31, 2017 | www.kake.com ~~

Sumner County residents are on opposite sides of a project to bring in another wind farm.

The company Invenergy received a conditional use permit and rezoning approval from the Sumner County Commission to put in their Argyle Creek Wind Project. But a lawsuit filed last week in Sumner County asks a District Court to strike the permit.

Nearly 60 Sumner County residents are named in the suit, which claims the project was ramrodded through without residents being properly notified of hearings.

Invenergy wants to erect 60 wind turbines, which would generate 150 megawatts of electricity once the wind farm is running by the end of 2018.

Duane Newell is not part of the lawsuit, but his wife is. Newell says he purposely kept his name off the suit because otherwise, he wouldn’t be allowed to speak before the Sumner County Commission on the matter.

“I don’t want them here,” Newell said. “I didn’t move out here to be around industrial stuff. I could find a lot of places to live and not commute to be around industrial stuff.”

Newell said the towers would be all around his property, a few miles south of Clearwater.

But many landowners welcome the rent payments they’ll receive from allowing the towers to be erected on their land.

Source:  Written by Chris Frank | KAKE | January 31, 2017 | www.kake.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.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch