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    Citizens v. Ibredrola and The Deal in Denmark

    in Environment

    Citizens v. Iberdrola Hardscrabble Wind Farm   Sixty-three Herkimer County residents have come together to fight the wind turbines in their neighborhood. Many families have experienced severe, debilitating health effects and their property values have decreased.   We will hear from Melody Scalfone and Jeff DeFrancisco --the attorneys suing Iberdrola and the wind industry's acoustician.   This complaint filed in the New York Supreme Court details the specific impacts claimed by each plaintiff in regard to Iberdrola's Hardscrabble wind energy facility, a 74 megawatt power project that went on line in early 2011. The complaint includes a loss of enjoyment of outside activities on their land, and inability to open windows due to noise; some include loss of income due to noise (including as a voice teacher), and some note behavior changes in domestic and wild animals.   Lisa and Harley interviewed Peter Skeel Hjorth about the situation in Denmark.  Denmark is the home of Vestas and often the windies cite Denmark as being a prime example of the perfection of wind power.  ”No one ever complains of problems there…” Peter Hjorth helped us to understand the reality of the situation there and we hope you will learn a lot by tuning in and listening to the interview.   Peter is a journalist and the author of OCCUPIED BY WIND: The drawbacks of a green industry.  He serves as the official Scandinavian spokesperson for European Platform Against Wind (EPAW)  

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