Proposed turbine noise rules would be most restrictive in Nebraska

The proposed rules would give Lancaster County, Nebraska, the most restrictive noise regulations for commercial wind turbine projects in the state. Wood said the likelihood of violating those regulations would be so great that wind energy companies would build in other counties rather than risk violating the zoning regulations.

Scott Holmes, environmental health division manager for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, said the proposed rules were based on recent studies evaluating the potential health impacts of the constant, percussive sound made by wind turbines, which can cause annoyance and sleep disturbance. >>>More