Audiology Today

Audiology Today

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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

within communities.


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