150 hear about NextEra wind farm at Lakes town council
The energy developers and their lobbyists have a headstart on the people who merely grew up in these hills and live their lives under these wide skies. But the residents are quick studies. They are coming to council meetings like this well-prepared with questions, and their love for this land is evident. ..."Utility-scale energy farms should be built on already- disturbed fallow farmland, not in existing wildlife habitat."
April 16, 2011
by Patric Hedlund
in The Mountain Enterprise
Hospitality among neighbors warmed the Lakes Community Center building at 8:30 a.m. April 2. Coffee, cake and cookies were offered in a jovial atmosphere as people filled the chairs and then more found places to stand at the back and around the sides of the pleasant room.
Bob Large, president of Lakes Town Council, said 15 people is usually considered a crowd at their meetings. On April 2 there were 10 times that number. More than 150 Western Antelope Valley residents pressed in to hear from Cliff Graham, project manager for NextEra Energy Resources.
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