Wind expenses covered

by Mariane McLeod | www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca   
A lawsuit in the battle over wind turbines in Clearview Township may not have quite the effect that was intended.

Two separate lawsuits filed by neighbours of the properties where eight turbines are slated to be built total 17 million dollars in claims.

But WPD Canada — the company that will build the windmills — says the landowners will not have to pay, even if the lawsuit goes ahead and even if they lose.

A spokesperson for the company, Kevin Surette, says the farmers’ legal expenses are covered, no matter what happens.  He says that coverage is part of the contract made between the farmers and the company.  Continue reading

8 thoughts on “Wind expenses covered

  1. So – after reading this, are the Melancthon farmers covered by their contracts with DWPInc,
    I wonder – (if we were to decide to take them to court? )
    Or is it just another smoke screen to dampen fears, pretending that the world is wonderful with turbines!!!!!! Hug a Turbine Today! NOT!

  2. They don’t speak the truth……. did they offer the part in the contract that says this? NO,they did not.No evidence, no truth.Everything they say is NEVER ever backed up by proof or evidence.

    • How come the reporter didn’t ask for evidence?…too afraid?
      Journalism going to the dogs. They never ask for proof.

  3. Indemnification is common. Here’s a sample from the Leases section above (link on the top menu).

    Subsection 5.2 – Indemnity is what you want to look at.

    http://docs.wind-watch.org/Boreas-2-Land-Option-Agreement.pdf

    This is why it is a good idea to get your hands on an actual lease in your area (if you can) to plan an appropriate strategy with legal council. Good legal council would have (should have) also advised of this before proceeding. Maybe they did, who knows.

  4. Cracker Jacks – a prize in every box
    Cha Ching – for losers

    ‘[excerpt] But WPD Canada — the company that will build the windmills — says the landowners will not have to pay, even if the lawsuit goes ahead and even if they lose.

    A spokesperson for the company, Kevin Surette, says the farmers’ legal expenses are covered, no matter what happens. He says that coverage is part of the contract made between the farmers and the company.’

    This is getting interesting!

  5. The landowners who lease their land have to, somehow, be held personally accountable for reckless endangerment of their neighbours health and well being.

    • They certainly do – and a valid point brought up in our Melancthon open house meeting last week – they should also be held responsible for endangering members of their own households! Children, seniors, other adults? We, the innocent non participating receptors, who are issued with a number (aliens or what!) are being subjected to all this with total disregard from particiapting receptors. They also have a number but are a different colour to us!!!!!!!!!! My god – what has it come down to!

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