Wind turbine noise nuisance abated by court

Posted: November 22, 2013 by tallbloke in Legal, wind


From the Falmouth Patch:

Barnstable Superior CourtJudge Muse issued an order requiring the Town to return immediately to the 7 hours ON, 7 hours OFF operation of the town’s wind turbines. 

The Court further stipulated that on Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, the turbines will be shut down. 

Falmouth is directed to attempt to mitigate the nuisance condition found by the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.  The template for that process will be in accordance to Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer Eladio Gore’s affidavit provided to the Court.

The preliminary injunction case is suspended for 75 days, at which time mitigation effectiveness will be reviewed by the Court.The ripple effect of today’s ruling will likely have adverse implications for the similarly sized “Notus – Clean Energy” wind turbine located within a mile of town turbines, located in the Falmouth Industrial Park.  

  1. mikemUK says:

    You had me going there, thinking this was in the UK, until I read the source!

  2. Brian H says:

    Yeah, Mass. USA

  3. cornwallwindwatch says:

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch and commented:
    well done. Hopefully the next story like this one will be from UK but who knows!