Permit for Richfield wind project annulled for the second time

A special-use permit issued to Ridgeline Energy — to install six 492-foot-tall turbines along Route 20 in the Town of Richfield — was recently annulled by the New York State supreme court.

Supreme court justice Donald Cerio found there was lack of evidence to support the claim that the controversial project would not impact adjacent landowners.

Doug Zamelis, a Springfield lawyer, has represented Richfield neighbors in two successful challenges to the project. Attorney Zamelis said that the court agreed that the proposed project “could not meet each and every one of the standards in the zoning law designed to protect agricultural and residential land uses.”

Click here to read “Court ruling trips up Richfield wind farm” from the Daily Star

Click here to watch a video clip from WKTV News

One response to “Permit for Richfield wind project annulled for the second time

  1. good to see the Fenner, Madison and Munnsville turbines cranking out clean energy these cold winter days, and contributing to the local economy. wonder if MM will be attending the PSC hearing and oppose Hamilton/Colgate bringing in HVHF sourced methane.

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