via Audiology Today.
In recent years, the wind industry has denied the
validity of any noise complaints by people who live near
its utility-scale wind turbines. Residents who are leasing
their properties for the siting of turbines are generally so
pleased to receive the lease payments that they seldom
complain. In fact, they normally are required to sign a
leasing agreement, or gag clause, stating they will not
speak or write anything unfavorable about the turbines.
Consequently, complaints, and sometimes lawsuits, tend
to be initiated by individuals who live near property on
which wind turbines are sited, and not by those who are
leasing their own property. This situation pits neighbor
against neighbor, which leads to antagonistic divisions