Legal

Wednesday 21 July 2021
21 Jul 2021 Posted by Sara Comments: 0 Views: 
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Allco Renewable Energy Ltd is sueing the Department of Interior accusing them of violating the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act by approving an offshore wind farm.
Allco Renewable Energy Ltd has filed a suit in the Boston Federal Court against the Department of Interior accusing them of violating the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) by approving an offshore wind farm. Alco alleges that the project threatens the area's fishing industry and marine life.

The MA based Vineyard Wind LLC, is planning an 800-megawatt wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.

Since "no offshore wind turbine that exists today can survive a Category 3 or greater Atlantic hurricane," The damage caused to wind turbines would create “catastrophic leaking of oil and contaminants into the marine environment” that would endanger all marine life including endangered Sea Turtles and Right Whales.

The projects approval was also “condemned by the fishing industry, which raised concerns about the project's impact on fish stocks and vessel traffic.”

To see more information, click HERE
Saturday 24 April 2021
24 Apr 2021 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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Thank you for responding, but we have been waiting 8 months since you sent your "reply" stating Senator Young was "looking into the issue I recently presented to him" regarding Industrial solar farms surrounding homes, starting fires and leaking toxic can
To: Andrew J. Kossack 
State Director 
U.S. Senator Todd Young 
Thank you for responding, but we have been waiting 8 months since you sent your "reply" stating Senator Young was "looking into the issue I recently presented to him" regarding Industrial solar farms surrounding homes, starting fires and leaking toxic cancer causing chemicals into our ground water.
During that time, Orion Renewables has expanded from developing TWO solar projects in our county, each one removing over 1,000 acres of farm land. Now they are working on 4 additional projects in the same county, plus projects in other counties within the state.

Unlike some politicians, I have not been sitting idle. I am organizing citizens to fight back against the solar and wind industry as well as against elected officials that are taking money and campaign donations from fake green energy companies.

One of the area's we are fighting against is allowing energy companies, (Vectren  or Country Mark) to build Industrial Solar Developments, (not farms) on agricultural land without having to get permission from or abide by local zoning regulations, as they did in Troy, Indiana.

Another area that is being neglected is the erosion that is being caused and no one, not the USDA District Conservationist, County Surveyor, nor anyone from the state or fed has investigated the drainage from these solar plants that are letting the erosion from their fields, drain into the local rivers. Hell, we even have the county seat of Spencer County ADMIT to the newspapers that raw sewage is being dumped into the Ohio river and has been for several years, in spite of them having received a mandate to stop it.

All of this crap being allowed to seep into local wells, ditches and rivers is AGAINST federal laws, yet no one seems to be paying attention, or trying to stop it. Much like the election fraud that was "allowed" to take place, so this country could be destroyed, yet Republicans didn't have the b*lls to stand up and fight back. Now we are all paying the price.

So, basically, thanks for nothing. You guys are worthless and until someone stands up and fights for us, the conservative citizens of America, I will NEVER vote for another lying, ineffective, money grubbing incumbent elected official in my life and I am using the 30+ websites I own, to encourage others to follow my lead.
Friday 19 March 2021
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The Real Reason You Don't Hear Neighbors Complain About Solar Farms is because they are bing paid to keep quiet.
The Real Reason You Don't Hear Neighbors Complain About Solar Farms is because they are bing paid to keep quiet.

There have been reports of Solar Developers paying individuals as much as Fifty Thousand Dollars to keep quiet and not complain about having a Solar Development built in the neighborhood.

This is NOT just rumor.

The document below is a copy of the EXACT document being used in Wisconsin.
As we are able to obtain additional documents, we will be sharing them also.


NEIGHBOR AGREEMENT
This Neighbor Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made as of this ___ day of ___________,
2020 (the “Effective Date”), by and between ONION RIVER SOLAR, LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company (“Onion River”) and *****
RECITALS
1. Owner owns the residential property located at ****, identified by Parcel Identification Number 000000000 (the “Property”).
2. Onion River intends to study, develop and use certain property identified by Parcel Identification Number 00000000000 (the “Project Property”), which Project Property is adjacent to the Property, for a solar project (collectively, the “Project”).
3. Owner has agreed to cooperate with Onion River’s development, construction, and operation of the Project in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein.
4. The Owner is eligible for this Agreement because Onion River, LLC has determined that the Project Property is located on two or more sides of the Owner’s residential Property.
AGREEMENT
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:
1. Cooperation. Owner shall fully support and cooperate with Onion River’s development, construction, and operation of the Project, including in Onion River’s efforts to obtain from any governmental authority or any other person or entity any environmental impact review, permit, entitlement, approval, authorization, or other rights necessary or convenient in connection with the Project. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in connection with any application by Onion River for a governmental permit, approval, authorization, entitlement or other consent related to the Project, Owner agrees not to oppose, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, any such application or approval at any administrative, judicial, or legislative level.
2. Consideration. All terms in this Section 2 shall be subject to Owner complying with this Agreement. Onion River shall pay Owner a signing payment of Two Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($2,000.00) within 45 days after the Effective Date. Within 45 days of the date when Onion River begins construction of vertical improvements for the Project and is diligently pursuing construction of the Project (such date being the “Construction Commencement Date”), Onion River shall pay Owner a one-time additional payment of Fifteen Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($15,000.00).
3. Merger. This Agreement, including any exhibits attached hereto, contains the entire agreement between the parties in connection with any matter mentioned or contemplated herein, and all prior or contemporaneous proposals, agreements, understandings and representations, whether oral or written, are merged herein and superseded hereby. No modification, waiver, amendment, discharge or change of this Agreement shall be valid unless the same is in writing and signed by the party against whom the enforcement thereof is sought
4. Confidentiality. Owner shall hold in confidence all information related to this Agreement and the Project (collectively, the “Confidential Information”). Owner shall not use any such Confidential Information for its own benefit, publish or otherwise disclose such Confidential Information to others, or permit the use of such Confidential Information by others for their benefit or to the detriment of Onion River. Owner may disclose Confidential Information to brokers, accountants and attorneys so long as such parties agree to not disclose the Confidential Information.
5. Attorney’s Fees and Costs. Each party shall be responsible for their own costs and attorneys’ fees in the event there is a dispute over this Agreement.
6. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
7. Counterparts. It is anticipated that this Agreement will be executed in counterparts. This Agreement will, therefore, be binding upon each of the undersigned upon delivery to counsel for the parties of two or more counterparts bearing all required signatures.
8. Successors and Assigns. All provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Onion River and Owner, and their respective successors, assigns, heirs, and personal representatives. Onion River may freely assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement without Owner’s prior written consent; provided, however, that any such assignee is an owner or operator of the Project.
(Signatures on following page)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed and delivered by their duly authorized representatives as of the Effective Date.
ONION RIVER:
ONION RIVER SOLAR, LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company
By:
Printed Name:
Title:
OWNER:
****
By:
Printed Name: *****
Tuesday 19 January 2021
19 Jan 2021 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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The following article is an example of corruption by government officials and greedy business executives. But is also details how investigators and/or real journalists from a "News Organization" discovered the corruption and eventually the DA's office go
The following article is an example of corruption by government officials and greedy business executives. But is also details how investigators and/or real journalists from a "News Organization" discovered the corruption and eventually the DA's office got involved.


The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office launched simultaneous raids on at least half a dozen homes and offices this week as part of a corruption probe into a failed solar project that cost the City of Industry $20 million and left taxpayers with nothing to show for it.

The district attorney’s Bureau of Investigation served search warrants across Southern California on Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, with investigators hitting homes in Whittier, Cerritos, La Jolla and at least one office in Los Angeles. The figures swept up in the raids include former state Sen. Frank Hill, businessman William Barkett and Industry’s former city manager, Paul Philips, among others.

The Cordoba Corp., a major development firm that oversaw the proposed project for Industry, also was raided, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

A Southern California News Group investigation in 2017 found numerous erroneous and questionable billings submitted to the city by San Gabriel Valley Water and Power, a company set up by Barkett and Hill. The spending included more than $100,000 in invoices on the letterhead of a law firm that had shut down a year before the work occurred.

Hill, a former state senator previously convicted on corruption charges in the 1990s, wielded extensive influence behind the scenes in Industry after he helped a new majority secure seats on the City Council during a tumultuous election in 2015. Court filings indicate the Whittier Republican, who by his own admission brought the solar project to Industry, owned a stake in San Gabriel Valley Water and Power through another company, Mojave Green Power LLC.

At the same time, he collected monthly payments indirectly from Industry as a consultant for the Cordoba Corp., a contractor hired by the city to oversee its investment in the proposal.

To read more, go to: THIS LINK
Sunday 22 November 2020
22 Nov 2020 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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How Solar Farm Developers Keep Neighbors From Complaining
How Solar Farm Developers Keep Neighbors From Complaining

Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to find neighbors from complaining about having solar farms being built next to their property.

Well, in many cases, just follow the money. It turns out that solar companies are paying neighbors off, to keep them from complaining. There are even cases where Solar Companies have bought neighbors property for top dollars, in order to stop a lawsuit from shedding light on the problems and complaints.

So, the question many of us should be asking is WHY are solar companies so determined to spend such large amounts of money around, just to keep citizens from complaining about having an Industrial Solar Plant next door?

If you are not familiar with the term “Industrial Solar Project” vs a “Solar Farm”, let me explain. There is no difference. Many people will refer to them as a Solar Farm, however, they are not farming, or growing crops. When you take from 1,000 acres to over 10,000 acres of good farm land or forests and use dozers to convert it over to land that you can use to install tens of thousands or even millions of solar panels, you are not GROWING anything and the only thing you are RAISING will be the electrical rates for every home in our country.

Now, as to an example of how solar companies keep neighbors quiet about how devastating these Industrial Solar Plants are, we are including a portion of a Good Neighbor Agreement that is currently being used.


Solar Farm Good Neighbor Agreements

These are legal gag orders, paying off neighbors and preventing them from making any complaints about solar farms or industrial solar plants.

Below is the partial text of an actual Neighbor Agreement that was offered by a solar farm developer.

NEIGHBOR AGREEMENT

D. The Owner is eligible for this Agreement because *** has determined that the Project Property is located on *** or more sides of the Owner`s residential Property.

AGREEMENT

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:

1. Cooperation.
Owner shall fully support and cooperate with ***`s development, construction, and operation of the Project, including in ***`s efforts to obtain from any governmental authority or any other person or entity any environmental impact review, permit, entitlement, approval, authorization, or other rights necessary or convenient in connection with the Project. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in connection with any application by *** for a governmental permit, approval, authorization, entitlement or other consent related to the Project, Owner agrees not to oppose, in any way, whether directly or indirectly, any such application or approval at any administrative, judicial, or legislative level.

2. Consideration.
All terms in this Section 2 shall be subject to Owner complying with this Agreement. *** shall pay Owner a signing payment of Two Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($2,000.00) within 45 days after the Effective Date. Within 45 days of the date when *** begins construction of vertical improvements for the Project and is diligently pursuing construction of the Project (such date being the "Construction Commencement Date"), *** shall pay Owner a one-time additional payment of Fifteen Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($15,000.00).

4. Confidentiality.
Owner shall hold in confidence all information related to this Agreement and the Project (collectively, the "Confidential Information"). Owner shall not use any such Confidential Information for its own benefit, publish or otherwise disclose such Confidential Information to others, or permit the use of such Confidential Information by others for their benefit or to the detriment of ***. Owner may disclose Confidential Information to brokers, accountants and attorneys so long as such parties agree to not disclose the Confidential Information.

8. Successors and Assigns.

All provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of *** and Owner, and their respective successors, assigns, heirs, and personal representatives. *** may freely assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement without Owner`s prior written consent; provided, however, that any such assignee is an owner or operator of the Project.

If you would like to see the complete document, please click on the link below.

All names have been removed in order to protect the citizens involved in disclosing this information.

However we intentionally left the dollar amount in, so that any Judas that is willing to sell out their neighbors and community for 30 pieces of silver, as least knows they can get more then 10 or 20 pieces of silver.

Personally, I can not imagine taking cash in return for selling out my children’s and grandchildren’s right to complain or voice their opposition to any dangers or problems that may occur as a result of having a solar farm next to their home for the next 30 or 50 years.

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Saturday 21 November 2020
21 Nov 2020 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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industrial solar power plant will cover 1000 acres of prime farmland with 21 miles of eight-foot high barb wire fencing. Additionally, there will be more than 300,000 12-foot high rotating hazardous solar panels.
Here is a partial copy of the text Senator Senator Doug Mastriano published on his site.
We will be posting this on multiple websites and social media platforms so that other elected officials may learn how to support the voters instead of big corporate donors.

Senator says Solar Project Warrants Investigation

From Pennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano

I have become increasingly alarmed about the lack of transparency regarding the proposed solar panel project in Mount Joy Township, Adams County.

Citizens are frustrated because they feel their voices are not being heard at the local level.
As a state lawmaker, it is important to understand that state officials do not get involved in local land-use matters. However, transparency is paramount – and we need some sunshine in Mount Joy Township.

If approved, a proposed massive industrial solar power plant will cover 1000 acres of prime farmland with 21 miles of eight-foot high barb wire fencing. Additionally, there will be more than 300,000 12-foot high rotating hazardous solar panels. These solar panels will have to be cleaned on a regular basis with well water. As a staunch environmental advocate, this could be devastating, as the project has the possibility of contaminating thousands of private homeowners’ water for the next 35 years.

This can have devastating consequences on local residents by unleashing cancer and toxins into the environment.

It is my understanding that state agencies are aware of the concerns that have been raised by township citizens, and those departments are investigating the project.
Hopefully, the investigation will be swift and thorough.

Answers are necessary.


https://senatormastriano.com/2020/11/19 ... euR10mwagY
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Monday 27 July 2020
27 Jul 2020 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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Massachusetts Attorney General filed a lawsuit against a Solar Farm Developer alleging “irreparable harm” caused by the polluting
State Sues Solar Farm Developer For Pollution

On April 28, 2020, the Massachusetts Attorney General filed a lawsuit against a Solar Farm Developer alleging “irreparable harm” caused by the polluting of a River and damage to protected wetlands.

The lawsuit claims the solar developer violated Federal and State water protection laws during the construction of an 18.5 acre solar farm.

Stormwater pollution is regulated under a variety of federal Clean Water Act permits and is recognized as the largest threat to water quality. By not having the legally required storm-water controls, the construction caused “sediment-laden storm-water to erode the hillside, effecting perennial and intermittent streams, uprooting trees and covering more then an acre of new sediment pollution in the river, thus causing irreparable damage to the river.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sediment pollution is the “MOST” significant way water quality in streams and rivers is degraded and this lawsuit claims the food chain for various fish has been damaged by killing organisms on which certain fish depend on.

The director of the project development, told town officials that the soil was good for avoiding runoff and that no trees would have to be cut to make way for the solar arrays.
However, some time later, once the construction had already started, minutes from a local Conservation Commission meeting acknowledged the area for the solar project needed to be graded. At that point, an engineering plan for a terraced approach was proposed.
Around 6 months later, a local resident presented a photo to the Conservation Commission, showing some of the damage caused by the storm drainwater and informed the commission that some of the ditches had reached a depth of 20 feet and contained full grown trees.
This is another example of individuals, companies and even “some” elected officials, seem to care more about the money they can make by supporting the “Green energy movement” then actually protecting the land, water, homes, nature and wildlife they are destroying.

For more information, click HERE and/or HERE
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Thursday 09 April 2020
09 Apr 2020 Posted by SR Editor Comments: 0 Views: 
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Suing the PERSON behind a Solar LLC. Lawsuits against individuals behind solar companies.
Lawsuits against individuals behind solar companies.

A LLC is used to protect the person or people behind it so their personal assets can not at risk. However in recent years some attorneys are now using the Alter Ego premise in order to pierce the corporation veil.

The goal of piercing the corporation veil is to go after the person or people BEHIND the company personally. In other words, if the individuals behind the solar companies, discover their personal assets are in danger, they are more apt to settle a lawsuit.

The following idea can be beneficial when going after smaller, privately held companies rather then major corporations that have tons of attorneys.

Alter Ego
A rational for piercing the corporation veil is based on what is known as alter ego liability. What this means is that when an individual and a company are so closely linked that they should not be viewed as separate entities for legal purposes, the shield against personal liability will not be applied.

Over the years, courts have enumerated dozens of factors that should be considered in making this determination. Some of those examples mentioned frequently in the cases include: (1) commingling of funds and other assets, (2) the treatment by an individual of the assets of the corporation as his own, (3) the failure to maintain minutes or adequate corporate records, (4) the use of the same office or business location, employment of the same employees and/or attorney, (5) the failure to adequately capitalize a corporation, and (6) the use of a corporation for a single venture.

The key points here are (4) the use of the same office or business location, employment of the same employees and/or attorney, and (6) the use of a corporation for a single venture.

One case in point is a Solar Company that we are currently investigating. The owner and founder of the primary company has a large ego and he likes publicity.

That is a big mistake, because it was easy to find his name listed as an executive, CEO, Founder or Member of at least 12 other companies all using the same address.

Plus, every time he “proposes” a new project, he opens a new LLC specifically for that new town or area.

By using the same “office address”, “board members”, attorney and employees in multiple LLC’s, the board members, have all opened themselves up to risking their personal assets, in the event of a lawsuit.

That gives many individual groups trying to stop solar farms from being built, leverage against certain board members and once the board members personal assets are at risk, they are much more likely to settle any lawsuit and decide to NOT build a solar farm in a particular neighborhood.

Two other ideas that may help local groups fight the big money.

One idea is to find a written example of a lawsuit filed in an attempt to stop a solar farm from being built, then have everyone in your group copy the basics file their own individual lawsuit. By filing the lawsuit yourself, you do not have to pay an attorney and the idea is that if a company gets 30, 50 or 100 separate lawsuits, they just may want to avoid the bad publicity and give up trying to build a solar farm in your area.

The second idea is to link up with other groups, anywhere in the world and gather names of other protesters, in order to start filing class action lawsuits against solar companies, even AFTER they have built the solar farms. If enough large class action lawsuits are filed and won, other solar companies will look harder to find locations that are not close to residential neighborhoods.

This fight against solar farms is going to last for decades. Many people have given up their fight and that just makes it harder for those individuals that are still facing the prospect or will face the prospect of loosing their neighborhood farms to the ugly solar or wind farms.

So, keep fighting. If not for yourself, do it for your children, grandchildren and future generations.

For more information on Piercing The Veil Click HERE
Sunday 26 January 2020
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DC Solar, a Benicia-based company, pleaded guilty today to charges related to a billion dollar Ponzi scheme
The owners of DC Solar, a Benicia-based company, pleaded guilty today to charges related to a billion dollar Ponzi scheme— the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the Eastern District of California. The government’s investigation has resulted in the largest criminal forfeiture in the history of the District with over $120 million in assets forfeited that will go to victims, and has returned $500 million to the United States Treasury, with more to come, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.For the complete story go to https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/another-obama-solar-company-burns-out-dc-solar-owners-plead-guilty-to-largest-ponzi-scheme-in-eastern-california-history/