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Wind Turbine Hearing Called Off Due to Storm

No alternative date has been set for the state's public hearing on best practices for wind turbine siting, originally scheduled for Wednesday in Hyannis.

"MA DPU spokesman, Ann McMahon, informed local citizens of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts this morning.  She did not know whether or not another hearing would be rescheduled," said Falmouth turbine foe Malcolm Donald. (Patch file photo)
"MA DPU spokesman, Ann McMahon, informed local citizens of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts this morning. She did not know whether or not another hearing would be rescheduled," said Falmouth turbine foe Malcolm Donald. (Patch file photo)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has canceled Wednesday’s planned hearing on the Cape regarding Best Practices for the Siting of Land-Based Wind Energy Facilities.   

"MA DPU spokesman, Ann McMahon, informed local citizens of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts this morning.  She did not know whether or not another hearing would be rescheduled," said Falmouth turbine foe Malcolm Donald in an email to Patch.

The hearing had been scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Barnstable High School.

Read the Mass DPU order opening the investigation into wind turbine siting practices>.

Read "Storm postpones wind turbine siting hearing in Hyannis" in the Cape Cod Times.

Were you planning to speak at the DPU hearing? Tell us in the comments what you would have said. 

Bill Carson January 21, 2014 at 02:56 PM
The Massachusetts DPU is well aware of the thousands of noise complaints from the towns of Scituate, Kingston, Falmouth and Fairhaven. The DPU scheduled the meeting at the Barnstable High School .You have to ask why not the Falmouth Library or the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford. The state does not want to hear from the majority of people who have complained . Do you really think its fair to make people from Fairhaven drive 50 miles to attend a state hearing ? The citizens of Massachusetts have NO representation with the wind turbine placement and never have. The state does not want any residential input they have a renewable energy goal of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy by the year 2020 and that's all they care about and will call for more hearings, produce bogus real estate reports and stall the rights of citizens .It's time to vote out local politicians that go along with this bunco scheme
Charles Ochs January 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM
And its time for oil trolls to move to Texas!

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