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Frank Haggerty April 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Falmouth Town Manager & Finance committee have failed Falmouth citizens with "DueRead MoreDiligence ." Local politicians are following the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform on the so called war on fossil fuels and ignoring the misconceived tax payers of Falmouth. 1) Wind turbines with gearbox drives are renown for their poor reliability. 2) The actual operating life is 8 to 10 years. 3) Operating and maintenance (O&M) costs increase as the turbines age. 4) Health issues and illegal taking of residential property with no compensation along with massive mitigation fees are being swept under the table. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is placing the wind energy project at increased financial risk from operational problems like wind turbine failure by offering a 15 year plan knowing the limited life of these turbines. This would be the 1.8 million dollar deal that Town Manager Julian Suso told Falmouth Town Meeting Members the public has got all wrong but neglected to say what exactly the deal was.
Blowin Smoke April 18, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Apparently Falmouth has something in common with county Mayo. The article cited by Mr. Cool refers Read Moreto "scaremongering of the worst type".
Blowin Smoke April 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM
The last paragraph in Mr. Haggerty's post is significant. "On Tuesday, Mr. Osuch said this was Read Morejust one of several court challenges Windwise has initiated. He said judges have ruled in the town’s favor so far." In other words, Windwise is losing these cases, but towns must waste taxpayer dollars to fend off their frivolous suits.
sue hobart April 18, 2014 at 07:32 AM
so blowing smoke is happy the towns can torture their residents....
Frank Haggerty April 18, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Judge Angel Kelly Brown was appointed by Governor Patrick it will be interesting to see if theRead Moredecis ion she hands down is political. Another note is Fairhaven Town Attorney said the judge will hand down a quick decision. The case ended on April 6 it's been 12 days since the trial ended. It's not a quick decision and you wonder who the Fairhaven Town Attorney represents the wind turbine contractors or the taxpayers of Fairhaven ?
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Governor Deval Patrick said at the Boston Marathon yesterday : "We share the same fears, theRead Moresa me hopes, the same community," Don't believe a word he says ! Massachusetts has been suffering from commercial wind turbine torture for four years he has done nothing to stop it. Falmouth Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in the United States -For the sake of humanity stop the torture !
Paul Shaw April 15, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Nepotism, cronyism and patronage are a routine form of governance. Three disgraced former HouseRead MoreSpea kers made a visit to the State House, they were greeted with a standing ovation from legislators whose office they dishonored. Massachusetts is notorious for helping family and friends ease onto the state payroll system . Just sayin.....
Frank Haggerty April 15, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Deval Patrick said today at the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings , "We share theRead Moresam e fears, the same hopes, the same community," - Don't believe a word he says ! If he really cared he would do something about the wind turbine victims in Massachusetts. The wind turbine victims are bleeding from the inside out !
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Wind turbine evidence of two types of noise has been known since 2004. Studies world wide areRead Moreshowin g the mistakes made placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. We can thank God that the Falmouth wind turbines will never run 24 hours a day ever again. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center admission that they sited commercial wind turbines too close to homes in the past and now look at 2000 feet as a minimum proves many wind turbines in Massachusetts are causing health problems and constitutional residential rights problems. These type of megawatt turbines need 3000 foot setbacks. They should be moved to somewhere away from the public where they won't be a nuisance and a health issue for up to 200 homes
mark cool April 17, 2014 at 07:09 AM
Blowin seems to encourage, from his selective report points, that no more investigation isRead Morenecessary . Where the MA DEP/DPH critique actually supports further study providing more definitive answers. Why would a independent state commissioned panel recommend "further study" on the subject if no association between cause and effect exists? Yet another example of unfounded denial by the "earth-is-flat" faithful.
Frank Haggerty April 17, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Governor Patrick is in denial. He came into office in 2007 and has had a series of renewable energy Read Morefailures, Evergreen Solar, battery storage company and placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. The governor has failed the citizens of Massachusetts building a wind turbine blade testing factory in Charlestown with NO blades to test and a 100 million dollar ocean wind turbine port in New Bedford with NO ocean wind turbines. Look at the scorecard our local and state officials have followed him and now he is thinking of a presidential run ? Our governor will be remembered as some one who hurt hundreds if not thousands of people through a wind turbine bunco scheme that all the local politicians got sold on. TIME TO ASSESS THE SITUATION
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Section 1983 Litigation "Section 1983 Litigation" refers to lawsuits brought underRead MoreSecti on 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code. Section 1983 gives an individual the right to sue state government employees and others acting "under color of state law" for civil rights violations. Section 1983 has spawned a tremendous amount of interesting and lucrative litigation, as well as a wide selection of law review articles and CLE seminars. Treatises on the subject include Nahamod's Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (West Group), Schwartz's Section 1983 Litigation (J. Wiley) and Gelfand's Constitutional Litigation Under Section 1983: A Treatise for City Attorneys, Public Interest Litigators and Students.
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Folks , Here is the offer that Town Manager Julian Suso told you April 7, 2014 at Town Meeting that Read Morethe Town of Falmouth received no documentation. On March 26, 2014 ten days before Town Meeting the Mass Clean Energy Center released this press release with quotes from Julian Suso . If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck it is a duck ! Here is the offer ten days before Town Meeting : http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Folks Please read the truth ,March 26, 2014 : “The action of the Massachusetts Clean EnergyRead MoreCe nter to grant the Town of Falmouth financial assistance is a recognition of the ongoing strong partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the development of wind energy and other renewable energy facilities in Falmouth,” said Falmouth Town Manager Julian M. Suso. http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
ifish02719 April 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM
NEE, You're describing engineering in the days of the dinosaurs. These are the days of disruption Read Moreand failing fast to get on to the next best idea. No one at SpaceX or Apple or Tesla ever wrote a feasibility report. And those young 20's whizz kids who are building this stuff sure don't think of themselves as "junior engineers". 10 years from now we will be on to the second or third wave of grid level storage with ideas that no one has even thought of yet. And yes, its going to be a bumpy ride. Hold on.
Charles Ochs April 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM
A famous quote had "Nero fiddling while Rome burned". Today we have "MoronsRead Morehaggling, lying and obfuscating while the planet heats up" Some things never change, do they?
NortheasternEE April 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Car batteries date back before the 20's. Wind pumping water uphill goes back to Romans. - TeslaRead Moreis going the way of DeLorean. :-)
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