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Community responds to Vega Wind Energy Electricity Generation's answer

Author: Cesme Platform for Sustainability, Published on: 7 October 2019

ABK RES/Vega Wind Energy project has since the first day it became known to the local community/stakeholders been exhausted in court. Jan. 2014, the large scale industrial wind turbine construction started on 1st and 2nd degree natural protected private property and state owned land. This without even having the project area in its legal possession. No real stakeholder meetings have ever been held and an EIA report has never been conducted. The court verdicts against the project regarding the expropriation of private property and the planning have never been implemented. The project not being in the “Public of Interest” has also been ruled. (Final verdicts ruled against the project in 2018.) ...

[T]he ones whom opposed the illegal project have been harassed, threatened and even brought to court with several irrelevant Slapp-suits...

In 2014 the first complaints to OECD was filed, where the insufficient outcome led to German watch including the project in the Miseror, Global Energy and Human Rights report 2017. Since April, 2019, a profound investigation by Goldstandard UN CDM is on-going. Due to all these documented facts, the project has also been classified and launched as a "Dodgy deal" by Banktrack...

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