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A Million Reasons to be Concerned about Industrial Wind Turbines

Mr. Richard Sullivan, Jr.
Secretary
Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
State of Massachusetts

Mr. Mark Sylvia
Commissioner
Department of Energy Resources

Mr. Kenneth Kimmell
Commissioner
Department of Environmental Protection

February 8, 2012

Evaluation of Probable Detriments to "Community Morale" from Wind Turbine Noise from the New Generation Wind Project in Bourne

Conclusion: Wind Turbines Improve Morale Among Developers: Residents and Communities Sue

State of Massachussetts Officials to Residents Living in Close Proximity to Wind Turbines (including Bourne): "The beatings will continue until morale improves!"

Dear Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Sylvia and Mr. Kimmell,

As you know, the three of you are all signatories -- in your official capacities -- to a letter to the Cape Cod Commission in which you insist that there is no basis for concern about any "Probable Detriments" from the project, including any detrimental impact to "Community Morale."

As you are also aware, it is your official position that there is "no evidence" of harm from wind turbine noise, notwithstanding the recent halt in operations for two wind turbines (smaller models than those contemplated by NGW) in Falmouth, MA, the Town that Does Not Exist.

But I wondered if you were aware that there are various lawsuits raging around the country -- and around the world -- in which residents in locations too numerous to count -- the plaintiffs -- have expressed their extreme distress over the installation of industrial wind turbines in their own communities.

As proof, I invite you to perform the same internet search that I just conducted to investigate this phenomenon.  Open your browser and type in the words "wind turbine lawsuit."  This simple exercise returned 1,530,000 results when I performed it.

Let me spell that out for you: ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND results to the query: "wind turbine lawsuits."

Here are just a few entries for your consideration, appended to this letter, which you may wish to add to your file marked "Not Evidence of Harm from Wind Turbine Noise."

I apologize, in advance, for not having provided you with all one million five hundred thousand examples of the soaring "community morale" of residents worldwide when the wind turbines were installed in their home towns.  I was afraid of overwhelming your prodigious file of "Not Evidence of Harm" -- even though it seems to have an infinite capacity for "not evidence."

Sincerely,

Eric Bibler
President

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1.     Big “Wind Turbine Syndrome” lawsuit (Michigan) « Wind Turbine ...

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Oct 25, 2010 – Big “Wind Turbine Syndrome” lawsuit (Michigan). “In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege . . . physical harm and adverse health effects, including the ...

2.     Osage County wind farm lawsuit to go to trial Dec. 14, judge rules ...

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Nov 24, 2011 – A mid-December court date in a lawsuit that aims to stop the construction of a massive wind farm in Osage County will be for a trial on the merits ...

3.     Fairhaven Wind Turbine Lawsuit - Topix

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FAIRHAVEN — Neighbors opposed to the siting of two 262-foot wind turbines off Arsene Street vowed Monday to file suit to stop the project.

4.     Cape Wind Lawsuit | First U.S. offshore wind energy project faces ...

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Jun 26, 2010 – Environmental groups filed suit Friday in federal district court arguing that the nation's first offshore wind energy project violates the Endangered ...

5.     Wind Farm Lawsuit: Michaud Family Claims Health Ruined

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Sep 21, 2011 – TORONTO - A southwestern Ontario family is suing over a wind farm they claim is damaging their health.The Michaud family of Thamesville ...

6.     wind farm lawsuit - Better Plan: The Trouble With Industrial Wind ...

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Dec 18, 2011 – A large number of eagles are active around the footprint of a controversial wind farm under development in Goodhue County, according to a ...

7.     Federal lawsuit filed in Winnebago County wind turbine accident

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Jan 11, 2012 – CEDAR RAPIDS - A man injured in a 60-foot fall while working on a wind turbine in November 2009 in.

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10. Windmill lawsuit dismissed | Wind Watch

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Nov 12, 2011 – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that had asked for a permanent injunction against the controversial wind farm in the town of Allegany.

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Jun 11, 2010 – On Wednesday, Judge Michael Cowell of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the wind farm's ...

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3.     Libertyville Village Board approves settlement on wind-turbine lawsuit

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Jan 13, 2012 – Libertyville officials announced at Tuesday's Village Board meeting that they had reached a settlement of a lawsuit filed by neighbors over ...

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Settlement of Altamont Pass Wind Turbines Lawsuit

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5.     Better Plan: The Trouble With Industrial Wind Farms in Wisconsin ...

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6.     Lawsuit puts brakes on plans for wind turbines in Richfield | NBC ...

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Dec 20, 2011 – RICHFIELD, N.Y. (WK) - The Town of Richfield board has put the brakes on plans to build six wind turbines in the area.

7.     Work started on wind farm near Ely, but lawsuit looms - Business ...

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Jun 16, 2011 – Pattern Energy Group of San Francisco said Wednesday that it has started construction on its Spring Valley wind farm east of Ely.

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WIND POWER: GENERATING ELECTRICITY AND LAWSUITS

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10. Local Resident Files Federal Lawsuit Against Wind Turbines - Topix

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Jan 27, 2012 – The lawsuit alleges the wind turbine was built on open space lands in violation of law. The action states defendants obtained permits for the ...

11. Wind farm lawsuit trial set for U.S. District Court on Dec. 14 | Osage ...

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Dec 12, 2011 – Wind farm lawsuit trial set for U.S. District Court on Dec. 14. Nation has asked for preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent the facility ...

12. Lawsuit targets Watt's wind turbine in Gaines - The Daily News ...

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Oct 21, 2011 – GAINES — In late August, Chris Watt had a wind turbine set up on his farm along Route 98. That structure, which generates 10 kilowatts of ...

1.     Millions at stake in wind farm lawsuit - KJRH-TV

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2.     Noisy Wind Turbines Attract Complaints - NYTimes.com

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Oct 5, 2010 – In one case in DeKalb County, Ill., at least 38 families have sued to have 100 turbines removed from a wind farm there. A judge rejected a ...

3.     NEW- Barnstable wins lawsuit: FAA Cape Wind approval overturned ...

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Oct 28, 2011 – The town of Barnstable has won its lawsuit against the Federal ... “While of course the wind farm may be one of those projects with such ...

4.     Lawsuit filed against Kent Breeze Wind Farm - Chatham Daily News ...

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ELLWOOD SHREVE The Daily News TORONTO — A day after a local wind farm showcased its facility to the community, a family hit its parent company...

5.     Conservationists file lawsuit to stop Western Maryland wind farm

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Dec 23, 2010 – GREENBELT — Some conservationists have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block the startup of Maryland's first industrial wind farm because ...

6.     Lawsuit targets Watt's wind turbine in Gaines | Wind Watch

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Oct 21, 2011 – GAINES — In late August, Chris Watt had a wind turbine set up on his farm along Route 98. That structure, which generates 10 kilowatts of ...

7.     Hearing set in Osage Nation's wind farm lawsuit | Tulsa World

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Jun 9, 2010 – A group of farmers in Midwestern Ontario is turning to the courts in an effort to stop wind turbine development in Central Huron. But the lawsuit ...

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However, following Walker's recent proposal to impose strict setbacks on wind turbines, a move that backers say would essentially ban wind development in the ...

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Nov 28, 2011 – The state Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on the legality of the process used by state regulators to approve a Minnesota wind farm.

6.     Lawsuit ensures wind farm won't be a breeze | The Rock River Times

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Feb 3, 2010 – By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer As predicted in the editorial (“Can the county board undo its mistakes?” in the Nov. 4-10, 2009, issue) and.

7.     Wind farm lawsuit claims health woes - Canada - Canoe.ca

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Sep 22, 2011 – TORONTO - A southwestern Ontario family is suing a wind farm near their home for $1.5 million claiming the operation has hurt their health.

8.     Tribe fights wind farm in lawsuit ; The Osage Nation's complaint says ...

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Oct 19, 2011 – The Osage Nation filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a federal judge to bar the construction of a "massive industrial wind farm" that the tribe ...

9.     First U.S. offshore wind energy project faces lawsuit

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Jun 25, 2010 – Environmental groups plan to file suit in federal district court Friday arguing that the nation's first offshore wind energy project, approved ...

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Sep 21, 2011 – A southwestern Ontario family is suing a wind farm near their home for $1.5 million claiming the operation has hurt their health.

11. Lawsuits Take Aim at America's First Offshore Wind Farm

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2.     Wind farm lawsuit against DeKalb County, landowners is settled ...

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Aug 11, 2010 – Hanna's lawsuit against the permitting system for Ontario wind turbines pops up in the courts.

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Jun 4, 2010 – HOLLIDAYSBURG — The lawsuit between a Blair County couple and a company that operates Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm has been settled.

7.     Statement from the American Wind Energy Association on Lawsuit ...

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Apr 6, 2011 – Statement from the American Wind Energy Association on Lawsuit Challenging the Colorado Renewable Energy Standard.

8.     Wind farm lawsuit claims health woes | Canada | News | Winnipeg Sun

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Sep 22, 2011 – A southwestern Ontario family is suing a wind farm near their home for $1.5 million claiming the operation has hurt their health.

9.     Wind farm health risks claimed in $1.5M suit - Toronto - CBC News

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Sep 21, 2011 – In their lawsuit, they accuse Suncor Energy Services Inc. and Macleod Windmill Project Inc. (owners of the Kent Breeze development) of ...

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11. Osage Nation files appeal in wind farm lawsuit | Osage News

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Jan 20, 2012 – The Osage Nation has filed a notice of appeal in the wind farm lawsuit against the Missouri company planning the 94-turbine project near ...

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Jul 26, 2010 – Some environmentalists and local residents have warned they will sue to block a western Maryland wind farm, saying the large commercial ...

3.     Lawsuit stalls Cohasset wind turbine project - Quincy, MA - The ...

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Apr 1, 2011 – Plans for a controversial wind turbine on Turkey Hill have been put on hold while project organizers review a lawsuit likely to test Cohasset's ...

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Sep 22, 2011 – Here's a lawsuit many locals will be watching closely. A Thamesville family has filed a 1.5 million dollar lawsuit against a wind farm near their ...

5.     Lawsuits Challenge Approval for Colebrook Wind Turbines - News ...

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Sep 28, 2011 – A wind power firm has launched a $2.25 billion lawsuit against the ... that big wind turbines threaten water quality, wildlife and human health.

7.     Wind farm gets federal judge's OK despite Osage tribe's concerns

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Dec 16, 2011 – The Osage Nation sued Wind Capital on Oct. 18 to block the installation of 94 turbines across 15 square miles in Osage County, just northwest ...

8.     Michaud family launches $1.5 million lawsuit against Suncor's Kent ...

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Sep 21, 2011 – A family in Chatham-Kent has launched a civil claim against the Kent Breeze wind farm, which is owned by Suncor Energy.

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for Biological Diversity had sued the wind farm operators and not the state officials who permitted the project, the court affirmed the suit's dismissal. Id. 4.

10. Wind farm faces lawsuit - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin - Ontario, CA

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