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Ashe County Commissioners Request Time For Research on Proposed Wind Farm PDF Print
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:04
It appears that the NC Utilities Commission is honoring Ashe County’s request for a 90-day period to consider the impact of a proposed commercial wind farm on Big Springs Mountain. The Utilities Commission met yesterday to hear further testimony on the farm’s effect, but did not end their meeting with a final decision. The commissioner’s issued their request Friday amidst concerns that the Utilities Commission would interpret the Ridge Protection Act to allow wind turbines. Also, to give themselves more time to research and evaluate claims about the farm’s potential impact on health, environment, real estate and economy. The Commissioner’s will hold a second reading and vote on a county wind ordinance at next Monday’s meeting. View the resolution on www.ashecountygov.com
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