Monday, March 24, 2014

Renewable energy brings some extreme Nimbyism

Monday, March 24, 2014
You may have heard of extreme Preppers. These are the people spend much of their time preparing themselves, their homes and their families for what they believe an inevitable disaster due to an economic meltdown, the spread of a deadly virus, climate change or other disaster is. And, hey, you never know the heroes of our time, at the end of this Preppers may.

But did you know about extreme not in-my backyard ISTS? Did you probably not, because this isn't a real phenomenon. At least not yet. But we're here to tell you that it pretty good examples out there of people who are apparently ready, stop extreme to a renewable energy project from coming to go about.

With this in mind, and in the interest of the developer training about what could tell some people about their projects here are a few examples are. Do not hesitate your own NIMBY falls in comment listed below.

Solar is so ugly

Take the example of Jim and Frances Babb, spent years fought its municipal zoning Board in a West St. Louis county, Missouri.

The couple just installing solar panels on their Victorian home and although their house and apartment owners Association a quick approval gave them to do as soon as she fully tries the city for a permit, a regulation prohibition passed solar on the front or sides of a roof, which would have made impossible their project. Protested the small solar industry in the city and the regulation, which finally passed increases allowed ground mounts and all roof until they were parallel to the plane of the roof, as long as the homeowner walked planning and zoning and reached a majority of the Executive Committee of the City Council. The BABB managed by the P - & Z-process and received approval, but the City Council selected 6-0, to deny them, without offering them a reason. So they were forced to lodge a complaint.

A neighbor, who said in contrast to the Babbs request was, she thought "trashy." saw the panels Other neighbors felt that the ugly plates at home would lower their own values.

Although the BABB ultimately prevailed, it took several hearings and a lawsuit and substantial additional costs before the plates were finally installed. You can see a clip of one of the hearings in the video at this link.

The saga is not over yet, either. Although now the city about the permits is the courts that the BABB, is allowed to install the plates, carries it to the issue and never did, according to Frances Babb outraged. Although the system for 17 months, wants to apply for the city the Babbs, a new permit and can your system must be checked. The BABB have with their own movement, to keep the city routes neutralized contempt of court and seek damages and attorney fees to.

Wind turbines ruin of views

Look no further than Cape wind on a much larger scale of extreme Nimbyism, a planned offshore wind farm in the vicinity of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The project has been more considered has 10 years in the works, and claim, according to lawsuit against them are asserted. Under the dash and the presumed reason for all this rejection is that inhabitants of the Cape, including the very famous Kennedys, worry that the sight of 130 turbines about 5 miles out will destroy their sea views to the sea.

Announced in a press release that Cape has again prevailed wind in his legal battles the company stated, that "judge Walton had raised a long list of legal claims, the project opponents rejected including arguments about navigational safety, alternate locations, alternative technologies, conservation, Native American artifacts, sea turtles and the adequacy of the environmental impact statement and biological opinions of the project."

It remains yet to be seen whether the wind farm will be built and their opponents have vowed, file lawsuit after lawsuit in the hope that the developers eventually will give up.

Even horses hate wind farms

While most of the NIMBY claims of people come, keep in mind that horses, also serious problems with wind farms. According to a story in the Irish Times last month is the Bloodstock industry, which is the industry, which breeds thoroughbred horses, worried that Ireland is lenient towards where wind turbines can be placed and asks that the wind-energy development policies are changed.

The article according to a group of four horse organizations - Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, the Irish jockeys' Association, the Irish racehorse trainers Association and the Association of Irish racehorse owners - a template stating that Thoroughbreds have had filed "is a highly evolved flight response and were particularly sensitive to perceived Visual or auditory threats."

The filing also claimed that the "safety of the horses and their riders and handlers could be in danger because of a turbine is located in their series of TV or hearing."

These are just a few examples in an ocean of complaints about renewable energy projects. List your favorite (or the most aggravating) in the section comments.

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