Whitley County wind energy ordinance meets stiff resistance
Typical wind energy ordinances include provisions for creating setbacks of 1,000 feet from residential dwellings. Mynhier and Long said that's not far enough - they would prefer setbacks of 4,500 feet to a mile - and evidence suggests that wind turbines can reduce the value of neighboring properties by 20 to 40 percent.
May 14, 2011
by Barry Rochford
in Herald Republican
Wind. It's a subject that has blown open a large rift among Whitley County residents, and over the next few months a group of nine men and women will attempt to find common ground on an ordinance that would spell out how utility-grade wind farms are allowed to operate.
As the group deliberates, a St. Louis-based company, Wind Capital Group, will be watching from the sidelines, waiting to see whether the project it's been working on for more than a year can move forward in Whitley County.
On a rare sunny day in April, David Sewell, executive director of the Whitley County... [continue via Web link]