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What Do Germany, Harvard Law, Bats and International Court Hearings Have in Common?

Richard Corbett — Harvard Magazine — July 17, 2015 INTERNATIONAL COURT HEARINGS don’t typically fall within the purview of American legal education. Yet in my three years at Harvard Law School, I managed to line up legal internships in Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong, and India—so when a friend from a German nonprofit invited me to […]

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Oklahoma: Residents File Class Action Lawsuit to Block Wind Developer

(One to keep our eyes on. — DQ) Joe Wertz — State Impact — August 26, 2014 Seven landowners filed a class-action lawsuit this week to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes in Canadian and Kingfisher counties. In the complaint, (click link below to view), the landowners claim that planned wind farm […]

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Michigan Court Backs Finding of Wind Turbine Noise Problem

Jack Spencer — Michigan Capitol Confidential — June 28, 2014 Michigan’s 51st Circuit Court has ruled that Mason County was justified in determining that wind turbines at the Lake Winds Industrial Wind Plant near Ludington are too noisy. In his June 16 decision, Judge Richard Cooper denied Consumer Energy’s appeal to have the court overturn […]

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Court favours wind turbines over Blanding’s turtle

An Ontario court has ruled that an environmental tribunal erred when it rejected a proposed wind farm that threatens the habitat of Blanding’s turtles John Spears — Toronto Star — February 20, 2014 Blanding’s turtle is in trouble again: An Ontario court has cleared the way for a wind farm that an environmental tribunal says […]

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Ontario court allows lawsuits against wind company and landowners … just a matter of time

Canadian Newswire — April 23, 2013 Court Accepts 22% to 50% Loss of Property Values is Occurring Today; Court and Wind Company also Acknowledge Health and Noise Issues in Context of Motion TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ – In a decision released late yesterday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has determined that while residents […]

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Wainfleet loses lawsuit — Court declares bylaw invalid and without effect

Dave Johnson — Niagara Advance — April 12, 2013 WAINFLEET – A Superior Court of Ontario judge has ruled Wainfleet’s two-kilometre setback for wind turbines invalid. The decision came down Friday in the lawsuit brought about by Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. and its owners the Loeffen family and Tom Rankin, head of Rankin Construction, after the township […]

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Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds — but haul oil and gas firms to court

Bamini Chakraborty — Fox News — December 17, 2012 Washington –  Lights left on during a foggy night last year at a West Virginia wind farm are thought to be behind the grizzly deaths of nearly 500 songbirds. It was the third time it happened — and each time, the federal government looked the other […]

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Municipality wants province to pay part of failed court challenge

Don Crosby — Owen Sound Sun Times — May 16, 2012 Grey Highlands wants the provincial government to pay part of the cost of a failed court challenge. A court awarded Plateau Wind Incorporated $20,000 in court costs after a Grey Highlands appeal of an Ontario Energy Board ruling on Feb. 23 in connection with […]

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The States Seem to be Getting the Message, Why Can’t Ontario?

(First they propose better regulations to try to lower the risk to birds, now they’re paying attention to the noise impact.) Neighbors Win Court Round Over Wind Farm Noise A legal petition aimed at reinstating a state rule for limiting noise at a controversial wind farm in Maine can proceed, a judge ruled on Friday, […]

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