April 04. 2013 7:00AM - Last modified: April 04. 2013 7:12AM

APPLETON - Bill would make it easier to sue for wind turbine damages

State Sen. Frank Lasee is working on legislation that would make it easier for people who say they have been harmed by industrial wind turbines to sue for damages.

The bill being crafted by the De Pere Republican would allow anyone harmed by industrial wind turbines to sue the owner of the turbine and the owner of the land where the turbine is located. They could seek damages for loss of property value, cost of moving, medical expenses, pain and suffering, attorneys fees and any other loss as a result of an industrial wind turbine too close to their home or property.

The senator is specifically concerned with the effects of the Shirley Wind Farm in Glenmore in southern Brown County, where residents have complained about ear infections, heart palpitations, muscle and joint pain, malaise and several other symptoms.

About 50 people have submitted affidavits to the Public Service Commission describing those symptoms.

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