County declares moratorium on wind farms
The commissioners' motion claims the development of land for utility scale wind energy production, prior to the adoption of zoning regulations, will threaten the utility and integrity of subsequently adopted zoning regulations, and creates risk of injury to public welfare.
September 13, 2011
by J.W. Keene
in The Pratt Tribune
Pratt, Kan. - Pratt County Commissioners Charles Rinke, Dwight Adams and Joe Reynolds unanimously passed a motion declaring a moratorium on the development of wind farms in Pratt County for the next four months. Commissioners met with their recently hired zoning attorney, Patrick Hughes, Monday to decide how to proceed with the implementation of countywide zoning.
The commissioners have recently decided it is appropriate to undertake the adoption of zoning regulations in the unincorporated portions of Pratt County. The moratorium on wind energy development is being put in place, because the development of land for utility scale wind energy production... [continue via Web link]