Hopefully the first of many such successes worldwide as the truth about harm caused by wind power finally dawns – via an informed judiciary – to governments. Even the most skilled of the industry’s lobbyists can’t bury this forever.
The long-running saga of Falmouth’s two community tormentors has turned a corner, towards decency and human compassion.
Falmouth ordered to shut down turbines
Cape Cod Times
20 June 2017
BARNSTABLE — A Barnstable Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered the town of Falmouth to shut down two town-owned wind turbines.
Judge Cornelius Moriarty issued his decision at about 4:30 p.m. in the case which pitted the town against its own Zoning Board of Appeals and a neighbor of the turbines. The Board of Selectmen had appealed a decision by the zoning board that found the turbines are a nuisance.
In an emergency meeting Tuesday night, selectmen instructed the town manager to comply with Moriarty’s order.
“We are going to abide by what the judge has ordered,” said Doug Jones, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.
Known as Wind 1 and Wind 2, the two turbines at the Falmouth…
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