Opponents of the two wind farm projects in Colebrook have lost their “Not in My Backyard” lawsuits, which won approval in June 2011 to build six turbines at two locations in the bucolic town.
Stella and Michael Somers, owners of the historic Rock Hall Bed & Breakfast in Colebrook, which they restored between 2005 and 2008, had argued during hearings that the siting council did not have authority to approve the plans, and — more important — that the 40-story turbines would ruin their ability to offer peace and tranquility to guests.
Other plaintiffs, including the group FairWindCT, said the two projects would create unacceptable impacts, and that the siting council was prejudiced in favor of the plans from the start.
The question now is when these projects — Connecticut’s first modern, commercial wind farms — will be built. BNE had originally expected to start construction last year but has suffered some setbacks, which the company said are not critical.
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