Despite county's decision, FHSU pursues wind
Fort Hays State University had an interest in the county's decision; however, President Edward H. Hammond said the university would continue with its motions to bring a wind farm to Hays.
"The university is going to go ahead with wind generation on our property," Hammond said. "This decision means we will do it alone."
September 6, 2007
by Gayle Weber
in The University Leader
Requiring a unanimous decision from the Ellis County Commission, the vote to allow a wind farm to be built southwest of Hays failed Tuesday.
After months of public debate, the Ellis County commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of passing the conditional use permit to allow Iberdrola Renewable Energies USA to build a wind farm. However, a unanimous decision was required because of a protest petition signed by nearly half of the property owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed wind farm.
Before the decision was made, commissioner Dennis Pfannenstiel said, "I think this is a great step forward for not only the... [continue via Web link]