Wind turbines face opposition in Falmouth

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Mar 25, 2013
Falmouth Massachusetts

Wind turbines face opposition in Falmouth and across the state

The turbine backlash has prompted some local communities to proceed more cautiously when considering wind turbine projects. In recent years, turbine proposals have been tossed around in Plymouth, Weymouth, Quincy, Milton, Marshfield, Norwell and Cohasset. Some of these plans have been met with resistance or been ruled out altogether.
March 24, 2013 by Patrick Ronan in The Patriot Ledger
The web site for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center features a headline on its main page. It reads: "The heart of the clean energy revolution resides in Massachusetts."
But in any revolution, struggle precedes change. And struggle is exactly what towns like Kingston, Scituate and Hanover have encountered in recent months after installing new wind turbines in an effort to reduce energy costs and help the environment.

Groups of residents in Kingston and Scituate claim the turbines are making them sick. Studies are being conducted to determine whether the turbines should be shut down, and both towns have been slapped with lawsuits...[continue via Web link]

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