Wind turbine project debated
"(Turbine project coordinators) haven't talked to the residents and they are the number one concern when it comes to a project like this," Stevenson said. "To construct a plan without consulting the residents is absolutely the wrong way to go about this."
Along with that involvement is a call for further studies to be done, and the assurance that the project is in compliance with the Wind Energy Systems regulations.
December 7, 2010
by Taylor Goldenstein
in Daily Illini
Paper windmills in hand, a group of about 15 students appeared at Monday's regular Urbana City Council meeting in support of a University wind turbine project that has been causing controversy in the community.
The project would install three wind turbines just outside of the city of Urbana on the school's South Farms, as funded by a $2 million grant.
The students said they were frustrated with the project's postponement, which has been on-and-off since 2005. Recently the project has faced opposition by community and council members who think the project is moving too quickly.
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