Courts are dismissing wind-farm health claims

August 21, 2014

Since 1998, in 49 separate cases around the world, opponents have used health arguments as the basis of legal appeals intended to stop or block wind farm developments. The good news: Judges have thrown out all but one of them. So concluded a new research paper by Mike Barnard—author of the Barnard on Wind blog and a fellow at the grassroots Energy and Policy Institute. Canada holds the dubious distinction of leading the world in these legal efforts, but all challenges flopped. In 17 separate cases, our courts ruled that, with proper measures in place, wind farms do not—and would not—cause public-health impacts.

Courtesy: Clean Energy Review