Falmouth To New Bedford Climate Change Fraud
The State of Massachusetts has fraudulently spent millions of dollars on bogus wind turbine projects. A large percentage of taxpayers money has gone into litigation defending massive mistakes taking health and property rights in Falmouth and questionable bonding of the incomplete New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal a supposed ocean wind turbine port. A twenty-three million dollar dredging lawsuit is still in litigation in New Bedford.
First, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center financed wind turbine noise studies which underestimated noise levels of wind turbines in Falmouth and up to twenty-one other communities. The massive ongoing litigation over two distinct types of noise, regulatory and infrasound, ended the state plans of installing land-based wind turbines.
The residents of Falmouth have described the noise as torture from lack of sleep since 2010. In addition to disturbed sleep 67 local residents complained to the Falmouth Board of Health of headaches, tinnitus (ear ringing), and sense of quivering or vibration, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, nausea, difficulty with concentration, memory loss, irritability, and anger.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection failed to enforce state noise regulations because they had brokered Production Regulatory Agreements, PRA. These PRA agreements were low-interest loans from the State Revolving Fund that required operation of the turbines despite health and safety issues. The operation of the turbines in the PRA agreements took precedence over the health and safety of the residents living around the turbines.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center gave the Town of Falmouth 1.8 million to help pay litigation against the neighbors of the turbines and Falmouth Town Meeting was approving up to$300,000.00 every six months for additional litigation against the neighbors.
The Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals and Massachusetts Superior Court shut down the turbines in June of 2017 as they are a nuisance to health and property rights.
Next, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is or was the owner and operator of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. The state agency bonded most of the 113 million dollars put into the incomplete project. The cost to taxpayers is $187,500.00 a month for thirty years. A twenty-three million dollar dredging lawsuit will add to the total bill.
The ocean wind turbine port in New Bedford is being used as an oceanfront junkyard today.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the news media is fabricating the completion of the ocean wind turbine port.
The ocean wind turbine port has NO rail link. The link is almost a mile away from the port.
The port has NO large walking cranes like those being used at Quonset Point, Rhode Island for Deepwater Wind.
The hurricane gate at the entrance to the harbor only has a legal clearance of 120 feet in which specialized wind turbine jack-up barges do not fit.
The port was built to handle Cape Wind 3.6 megawatt wind turbines. Today ocean wind turbines are 6 megawatts or larger.
In addition to all this, the channel outside the hurricane gates for five miles out to sea needs dredging. The dredged material is tainted with manufacturers discharged wastes containing PCBs and toxic metals from the 1940s to 1970s.
The Massachusetts wind turbine programs are a health and financial fiasco
Massachusetts commercial megawatt wind turbines are a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. The taxpayers who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government and news media.