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Becky Diffen Discusses Nuisance Litigation in North American Windpower Article

March 20, 2017

Austin associate Becky Diffen, a member of McGuireWoods’ energy industry team, wrote an article published in North American Windpower’s March issue discussing what wind farm developers need to know about recent nuisance litigation.

The article cites case examples, such as the Oklahoma case Terra Walker v. Kingfisher Wind, that demonstrate an uptick in suits filed against wind developers, and analyzes tactics plaintiffs employ to significantly delay or stop projects. Diffen explains, “The Walker litigation represents one of a rising number of wind nuisance cases, generally initiated by ‘not in my backyard’ landowners who do not want to look at nearby turbines.”

The article, titled “Why Oklahoma Nuisance Lawsuit Deserves Your Attention,” is available in print and online.