Falmouth’s Two Turbine Wind Farm Fiasco: Shutdown Order Leaves Town $7,000,000 in Debt

Take a small Massachusetts township, add two wind turbines, mix with hubris and arrogance and you have a perfect recipe for disaster.

In the beginning, there was the notion that a wind turbine or two would help Falmouth save on power costs and unite the community in an effort to purportedly save the planet.

That was then, this is now.

For years locals were driven nuts by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. But they didn’t take it lying down. Oh, no.

Dogged and persistent, townsfolk lawyered up and, after years of battling, the turbines are finally coming down. For a wrap up on the history of the litigation, see our post: Falmouth Locals Celebrate Brilliant Victory: Noisy Wind Turbines Finally Silenced & Banished Forever

Now, the rent seekers behind the project and the politicians that helped promote it are being grilled over the $10,000,000 that was squandered on a project that’s turned out to be one that the wind industry would rather be forgotten.

STOP THESE THINGS

Take a small Massachusetts township, add two wind turbines, mix with hubris and arrogance and you have a perfect recipe for disaster.

In the beginning, there was the notion that a wind turbine or two would help Falmouth save on power costs and unite the community in an effort to purportedly save the planet.

That was then, this is now.

For years locals were driven nuts by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. But they didn’t take it lying down. Oh, no.

Dogged and persistent, townsfolk lawyered up and, after years of battling, the turbines are finally coming down. For a wrap up on the history of the litigation, see our post: Falmouth Locals Celebrate Brilliant Victory: Noisy Wind Turbines Finally Silenced & Banished Forever

Now, the rent seekers behind the project and the politicians that helped promote it are being grilled over the $10,000,000 that was squandered on…

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