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EMINENT DOMAIN

Multibillion dollar large wind power companies and the governments that support them often times use eminent domain. Don’t think it can’t happen in Rhode Island? Think Again!

The following two proposals from Governor Richardson of New Mexico and Rhode Island Governor Carcieri are virtually the same type of agency being proposed in the two States with vast powers. Public utility companies usually have eminent domain powers for transmission lines. The Rhode Island offshore wind farm utility lines and cables will have to be brought from the offshore wind farms to land, and from there to the main power station. Substations will also have to be built. The wind power track record across the country is quite poor as you will see. Private property seizures are happening in many States across this country because of the installation of wind farms.

 New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority

This agency would have the power of eminent domain to acquire property for transmission lines, could issue bonds to help pay for construction of projects and enter into leases with utilities or others for operation of the lines financed by the authority.
Gov.'s Proposal Would Give New Group Eminent Domain Power

The Proposed Rhode Island Power Authority

A quasi-public agency that would have had the authority to issue bonds to finance renewable energy projects, such as the proposal by the governor to establish one or more wind farms. This proposal died in the House of the General Assembly in 2007 but Governor Carcieri is back at it again trying to ram the legislation through the General Assembly in 2008 and get it passed.
Power agency dies in House

Eminent Domain controversies across America

Idaho: Carey residents: ‘No!’ to power line
Hostile crowd raps plan put forth by South Dakota energy giant

Illinois: Caution urged on pipeline plan

Kansas: Farmers encouraged to consider all factors when approving wind

Maine: Wind plan wins

Massachusetts:
     Commission asserts right to full review of wind project
     Turbine project turning; Power effort could be back on track

Minnesota: More requests for wind energy studies in southwestern Fillmore

Montana: DOE requires more analysis on proposed MATL power line

New Mexico: Gov.'s Proposal Would Give New Group Eminent Domain Power

Oklahoma: State panel charged with rethinking wind power use

New York:
     Wind farm generates concerns
     Use of eminent domain threatened
     Wind farm woes continue for Oswego County residents
     Power corridor details outlined: HENDERSON FORUM: Property owners get info from Upstate NY
     Energy corridors draw fire
     State may take windmill review from locals
     No wind turbines on Cape Wycoff - Otsego 2000 to call for state-wide moratorium on wind farm siting

Texas: Brown County debating wind farm proposal

West Virginia:
     Benjamin dissents in Grant County wind farm case

     State may take windmill review from locals
     Turbines concern Mollohan

LAWSUITS AGAINST LARGE MULTIBILLION DOLLAR WIND FARM COMPANIES

California:
     Liberals file lawsuit against windmill company.
    
Altamont wind farm lawsuit moves ahead
     Lawsuit seeks redress for massive illegal bird kills at Altamont Pass, CA, wind farms
    
The deadly toll of wind power
    
Expanded Lawsuit Over Raptor Kills at Altamont Pass, Calfornia Wind Turbines — California Energy Commission Blasts Wind Companies' Sham Mitigation Plan

Illinois:
     Wind farm lawsuit won't include zoning board members
    
McLean County added to wind farm lawsuit

Kansas: Lawsuit aims to block Kansas wind farm

Massachusetts:
    Sale to jolt wind project; The deal to buy the $25 million energy venture could allow construction to restart
   
Cape Wind foes file lawsuit

Maine:

"Welcome to Mars Hill" Part 1

"Welcome to Mars Hill" Part 2

"Welcome to Mars Hill" Part 3

Nevada: Arbitration Sought: lawsuit filed over wind farm

New York:
     Wind farm development lawsuits directed at Town of Cohocton
    
P'burgh Advocates sue wind farm company

"The Voices of Tug Hill" Part 1

"The Voices of Tug Hill" Part 2

"The Voices of Tug Hill" Part 3

Texas:
     Lawsuit Appeal over Wind Energy
    
CHA files suit over Kenedy wind farms
    
Windmill Turbines: Not at Home on the Range

"Protecting Texas"

Washington: County judge denies wind farm appeal. EnXco will go to state for project approval

West Virginia: VA Company Wants Wind Farm in Elkins

Wisconsin:
     Wind-Power Projects Halted. Supporters See Political Motive Behind Defense Dept. Study
    
Summit Ridge files suit against Wilton

Vermont: Legislators Urge Lowell-Area Residents To Demand Wind Public Hearings


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