Rural residents lose lawsuit against ...

Rural residents lose lawsuit against wind farm builder

There are 7 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Dec 20, 2006, titled Rural residents lose lawsuit against wind farm builder. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

After a two-week trial, a company that built the world's largest wind farm has won a lawsuit filed by neighboring landowners who said the wind turbines were too loud and devalued their property.

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Since: Jan 07

Homestead, PA

#1 Jan 22, 2007
Devalued their property? What's going to devalue their property is when they have to decide between a warm home and burning their furniture and wall boards to stay warm.

Why do people poop, and then complain when there is a sewage plant being built to handle it? Why do we complain that the lines at the airport is too long, yet we don't want an extra runway?
Go Wind

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 4, 2009
Sometimes I think it would be better to not try and make a better choice in this world and let global warming destroy all these rural communities. I appreciate the thousands of rural residents that support wind but the one person that is against it can be so annoying. Wind turbines are built far enough from properties that noise is not an issue. I grew up next to a four lane highway but didn't complain every time a car went by. People live near railroad tracks in Chicago and get used to it. People need to stop whining and appreciate clean energy. People need to visit the Indiana Illinois border and see the lovely coal piles. Everytime it rains it washes mercury and sulfur into Lake Michigan, which by the way is Chicago's source of drinking water. If everyone saw that they would def support clean energy.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#3 Apr 6, 2011
There's a 75 unit windfarm near my hometown and there was a good amount of opposition when it was announced. Now the main opponents to it are the people who own land nearby but DON'T have a tubine on their land. They are clean, quite, green and pay the landowner about $1900 per unit a month. Nothing to complain about there, I still wish I had one.
uncle jed

Gainesville, TX

#4 May 7, 2011
The people that sued are the same people that would be thrilled to have a pumpjack and a tank battery next to their home. Wind power is too new, they don't understand it so they're scared of it.
ruff dog

Dixon, IL

#5 Aug 12, 2011
lol, most people that have not been within 2 miles of a turbine plant have no idea of the health issues involved, uneducated people have no idea that they actually increase C02 emissions because neighboring power plants ramp up and down all day to compensate for the lack of constant power, and im sure city folks really dont mind the forrest they have totally destroyed in many states, thus even creating even more C02, wind has been around for centuries thank god our fore fathers new that wind could never supply our need it now power needs,the us has in the works 34 new nuke plants that will replace your coal plants,and wind is why we will have to build them, hydro electric blows wind out of the water. why you should ask? well how many times have you looked out your lil cubicles to see the river not flowing,lol,but to humour the keen i live within 12 miles of about forty turbines i can see from my home, in july they didnt spin at all for 13 days and when they did is was just a few that were barely turning, in august its already been 5 days they have not spun, so your right they are quiet cause they dont spin, and yes they are clean,they all have new paint right now,they all nice and bright white,you should really investigate some of these 100 mega watt plants that only in real life produce about a 1/4 of the 100 mega watts, so then your tax dollars will feed the wind companies pockets with phase 2, where they build another 100 turbines to try to make up for the error in their figures. oh when you get forced to live within 1800 feet of about 5 turbines as some of the people i know have and watch them move away to find peace for their families then you can have a opinoin, wake up america this is not the best option for our children or grand children, thats what our fore fathers said just as i have

Since: Feb 12

United States

#6 Mar 23, 2012
They drink your milkshake! They drink it all up!
inlovewithwind

Portland, OR

#7 Nov 14, 2013
ruff dog wrote:
lol, most people that have not been within 2 miles of a turbine plant have no idea of the health issues involved, uneducated people have no idea that they actually increase C02 emissions because neighboring power plants ramp up and down all day to compensate for the lack of constant power, and im sure city folks really dont mind the forrest they have totally destroyed in many states, thus even creating even more C02, wind has been around for centuries thank god our fore fathers new that wind could never supply our need it now power needs,the us has in the works 34 new nuke plants that will replace your coal plants,and wind is why we will have to build them, hydro electric blows wind out of the water. why you should ask? well how many times have you looked out your lil cubicles to see the river not flowing,lol,but to humour the keen i live within 12 miles of about forty turbines i can see from my home, in july they didnt spin at all for 13 days and when they did is was just a few that were barely turning, in august its already been 5 days they have not spun, so your right they are quiet cause they dont spin, and yes they are clean,they all have new paint right now,they all nice and bright white,you should really investigate some of these 100 mega watt plants that only in real life produce about a 1/4 of the 100 mega watts, so then your tax dollars will feed the wind companies pockets with phase 2, where they build another 100 turbines to try to make up for the error in their figures. oh when you get forced to live within 1800 feet of about 5 turbines as some of the people i know have and watch them move away to find peace for their families then you can have a opinoin, wake up america this is not the best option for our children or grand children, thats what our fore fathers said just as i have
I wonder how big of a d-bag you have to be to post this long of a comment with more inacurate data than you have common sense.
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