Wind farm location draws ire
"The Sandsage Prairie is an ecosystem that is very fragile, and impacting it in a large way could have an impact on the species that depend on that ecosystem," Barton said, adding that two species in particular are the longnose snake and the lesser prairie-chicken.
February 19, 2012
by Shajia Ahmad
in Garden City Telegram
County official fears conservancy issues impeded Finney Co. development.
Some local officials feel environmental advocates have gotten in the way of economic development in Finney County, with regard to a wind farm project that is taking off in Grant and Haskell counties.
The 405-megawatt wind farm, known as the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, is being developed by Lenexa-based TradeWind Energy and is slated for construction in mid-March, pending final confirmation on power purchasing that's still in the works, according to company officials.
In Finney County, TradeWind plans to build overhead transmission lines that will hook... [continue via Web link]