Posted February 13, 2014

Scottish Judge Rejects Trump’s Legal Challenge to Wind Farm Construction

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The news from across the pond wasn’t all sunshine for the Trump Organization.

Just as Trump announced his purchase of the struggling Doonbeg Golf Club (soon to be renamed Trump International Golf Links, Ireland), Lord Doherty of the Court of Session in Edinburgh rejected Trump’s appeal challenging the construction of a wind farm off the stretch of Aberdeenshire coast occupied by Trump International Golf Links, Scotland.

Trump had mounted a legal challenge to have a decision allowing for construction of a 230 million pound European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) made by Scottish ministers overturned. The resulting facility would be an eyesore, according to Trump, and negatively impact the value of the golf, potential lodging and real estate at his Menie project.

Lord Doherty disagreed. “He was not persuaded that the fair-minded and informed observer would conclude that there was a real possibility of bias on the part of the decision-maker,” said the Judiciary of Scotland on its website. “Or that the decision not to have a public inquiry had been unreasonable or unlawful.”

The Trump Organization responded with the following statement: “We will appeal this decision and in the meantime we will be focusing all of our investment and energy towards our new acquisition on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland.”

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15 comments
Shamsuddin Kassim
Shamsuddin Kassim

I will buy the Judge a drink.Donald-you and your money just stay on your side of the hill.

Dennis Boegel
Dennis Boegel

Wee Awesome Job, Scottish Courts! Fire Him Back!

kelprod1
kelprod1

No problem...Donald will just buy the wind farm and earth it is affixed to...kinda like when he wanted a house in Florida and the owner did not want to budge on price. The house was waterfront, but the owner did not own the beach area in front of the house....so Donald bought the beach and restricted access to the homeowner....in the end, Donald got the house for his price. Hahahaha....watch out Scotland, nobody screws with the king of hair.

Drew Stolze
Drew Stolze

good, now go home load mouth your not doing the game any favors

Tommy Hanlon
Tommy Hanlon

Common people could not afford it in all probability. It was built for the so-called elite.

David Bongcayao
David Bongcayao

Is the golf course open to common people like me? If not then I'd say stick it to him

Tommy Hanlon
Tommy Hanlon

Good decision who is he to dictate what happens in Scotland

David Price
David Price

Glad the Donald didn't get special treatment.

BJ Mossman
BJ Mossman

Didn't recognize him with the hat on lol.

Kim Ebert
Kim Ebert

he and his combover need to go away... mot mad mind you... just go away.

Phil Bremner
Phil Bremner

wind farms should be put up to the broch where jobs are needed - where will subsea cable come onto beach if planted offshore Murcar / Royal Aberdeen / Menie??? get in there Big Don - dont give up yet some major hurdles that these muppets have to sort out yet!

Melvin Madiou
Melvin Madiou

Guess Donald Duck fell into a bog today....Love it.

The Computer Store Owner
The Computer Store Owner

@kelprod1  That was a pretty ruthless thing to do.  He forced someone to sell their home at less than it's value to them.  That's why I don't care much for Donald Trump.  I kinda hope the windmills spoil Donald's business venture.  Karma?

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