Communities never know what to expect in legal costs

Jun 1, 2013 Full story: SouthCoastToday.com

Here's a look at the amount spent by each SouthCoast community on legal services in Fiscal Year 2012 and the per capita cost for those services: When municipal officials sit down to craft their legal services budgets for coming years, they know they'll need a lawyer's advice as they put together a warrant for town meeting or negotiate new contracts ... (more)

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Jun 2, 2013
Massachusetts encourages speculative commercial wind turbine investments in what would otherwise be unprofitable enterprises at taxpayer expense. The legal expenses in Fairhaven show the faults of state government.

The Massachusetts state government incentives encourage poor turbine siting in areas.

When the maintenance costs rise, even taxpayer handouts can’t maintain the financial viability of poorly-sited wind projects, as shown by over 10,000 abandoned wind towers in the United States.

Commercial wind projects like Fairhaven provide extremely poor “bang for the buck” to address climate change compared with other solutions, such increased energy efficiency and switching coal-fired power plants to natural gas.

The bottom line Fairhaven taxpayers get stuck with the bill .

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