Turbine safety concerns
The city's motion alleges that representatives of Champaign Wind have failed to contact either CareFlight, a medical helicopter operator, or Grimes Field Airport when determining locations for the turbines, and instead relied solely on a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration that declared that the proposed turbine sites would present "no hazard."
October 9, 2012
by Matt Sanctis
in Dayton Daily News
Urbana City seeks to testify before state board about wind project.
URBANA - Urbana's city prosecutor said the proposed Buckeye II Wind Project might hurt medical helicopter operations and the municipal airport but said he is skeptical that either the state or the project's managers are concerned with the city's interests.
Everpower, the company in charge of the $55 million project, was under the impression most of those issues have been resolved, said Jason Dagger, project developer for the Buckeye Wind Project.
"We're more than willing to work with all involved parties," Dagger said.
Gil Weithman, the city's attorney, filed a motion to intervene... [continue via Web link]