near Alto Vista?
near Alto Vista?
According to friends and such on the island, not much, meaning nothing at all, has transpired.
Island time. Much ado about apparently nothing, so far.
"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got..."
Aruba.... sometime in 2017, unless that lottery ticket hits.
There is an article in Dutch in Amigoe:
ORANGE CITY - During a four-hour session, explained on Monday the inhabitants of Urirama their objections to the arrival of the wind farm Urirama again on the table. The case concerned the issue of Nuisance in April and June 2014. The court is considering now should be on whether there are independent experts to assess the health risks to local residents. It also considers whether the government should re-apply for a license, because it concerns windmills with another power. The court will rule on May 4.
By our reporter
Even as it seemed that the thing about wind farm Urirama would not be continued, knows Miriam Malmberg, tell one of the lawyers of the residents, this morning to Amigoe. So the judge had received no information about the distance of the residents in relation to the wind turbines and the government is now talking about the coming of windmills of 3.3 megawatts, instead of 3 megawatts which was granted for Nuisance. However, the case continued. Malmberg has a good feel on Monday. "The residents have for the first time feel that the objection advisory committee has really listened to them. The judge must now comment on whether the government should re-submit an application, because it is about windmills with a different strength. May want the court first launch an independent investigation to assess what nuisance and health hazards can cause these mills to local residents. The judge is there now about to consider. "
Windpark Urirama director Henk Hutting this study is not necessary. "Every product is customized over the years. The windmills are exactly the same as the mills which were applied in 2012, only the power has gone up. Permit conditions persist. "Hutting called the case" a repetition of the familiar objections. "" Residents have again go all put to collect objections as much against the establishment, but I do not expect the ruling of the Appeal shall suddenly else going to be. "
In an earlier interview with Amigoe Hutting stated that all terms of financing and permits for the placement of wind turbines is around and that can be passed soon after the matter of the construction. Malmberg however says that during the meeting it appeared that include the building permit and the adaptation of the spatial development plan (ROP) for approval of industry in green area, have not been around. Malmberg: "That the wind will come within half a year, is therefore impossible."
The group of opponents to the proposed windfarm.....led by Holmo (Ommi) Henriquez are rejoicing in the victory.
It has been a long and costly battle.
They had many reasons for their opposition.....mostly environmentally related.
The view from Alto Vista will remain "turbine free".
In closing, it should be said that the electrical costs have gone up, not down, since the first 10 were installed. Wind Farms of this size are considered small. They are not really the answer. In the meantime, some key people within the Electricity sector have lost their jobs and the odors of old fish are prevalent. Something stinks in the deal. That is the common opinion.
THERE ARE PLACES TO SEE - STORIES TO TELL
IMAGES TO HARNESS - AND MORE STORIES ON caribbean.tv