More than 100 ordinances have been adopted in 31 states blocking or restricting new wind, solar, and other renewable energy facilities, and more than 160 of these projects have been contested in 48 states. Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law issued a report documenting these instances of local opposition to renewables.
Environmental Law | Law
Hillary Aidun, Radhika Goyal, Kate Marsh, Neely McKee & Maris Welch,
Opposition to Renewable Energy Facilities in the United States,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, September 2021
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sabin_climate_change/30