FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2016
CONTACT: Demi Dowdy (919) 834-2099
RALEIGH – Lead Counsel for the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) Elliot Engstrom today argued on behalf of Perquimans County residents who are challenging the Department of Environmental Quality’s failure to properly permit the construction of 499-foot-tall wind turbines near their home.
The case was heard at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in Raleigh. Engstrom released the following statement:
“Our clients allege that an April 29 letter sent by the Department of Environmental Quality to Iberdrola Renewables violated North Carolina law and substantially prejudiced the rights of our clients by depriving them of legislative protections of which they were intended beneficiaries. NCDEQ argues that the wind energy project is grandfathered in under North Carolina law.”
“Administrative Law Judge Melissa Lassiter heard argument from all parties — including intervenors Weyerhaeuser Company and Pasquotank County. Judge Lassiter concluded the hearing by saying that she will take the case under advisement and issue a decision in the future.”
To interview Engstrom, contact Demi Dowdy at 919.834.2099, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.