Maine Court Says It Can Hear Complaint On Wind Farm Noise

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A Maine state court on Friday rejected a wind power project's bid to dismiss a petition brought by residents concerning the noise generated by the facility, ruling it had jurisdiction to review a state decision approving the project's noise-level protocol.

Soon after the Fox Islands Wind Project began operation on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine, in October 2009, a group of nearby residents complained it generated noise in excess of levels allowed by a certification agreement. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection cited the developer behind...
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