You know it’s really bad when even landowners who agreed to host wind turbines on their property begin suing wind developers. In this case, against Duke Energy and E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, twenty three Texas residents say wind developers:
carelessly and negligently failed to adequately disclose the true nature and effects that the wind turbines would have on the community, including the plaintiffs’ homes.
Should you believe promises or reality?
Here in North East, landowners who have signed leases to host turbines keep assuring everyone that the wind developers have addressed all of their concerns and the only people who complain about wind turbines are those who haven’t seen them or are not going to profit from them. It makes you wonder how they’ll explain this lawsuit. These people are complaining about exactly the same things we have been trying to warn everyone about.
… the wind turbines create noise, reduce property values, interfere with television, telephone, satellite and Internet reception and destroy “scenic countryside”
Sooner or later, the truth comes out
The residents also say the noise penetrates their homes, interferes with their sleep and they can no longer keep their windows open in the warm weather or enjoy the outdoors.
Remember, these people wanted wind turbines
We have not seen what the setbacks and noise restrictions are in this particular installation in Texas, but it seems whatever they were told to expect, the actual experience of living with wind turbines is something else altogether.
Residents and township officials of North East should consider the experience of these Texans before allowing wind turbines in our own community.
Link: Valley Star