Wabaunsee's bold step
there are few if any places in the entire Midwest more worthy of preservation as an example of the great Midwestern prairie than those Wabaunsee County vistas
June 30, 2004
in Manhatten Mercury (KS)
The Wabaunsee County Commission showed both nerve and judgment Monday in preventing the construction of wind farms in that county.
The decision should end efforts on the parts of some companies to construct such farms, although those efforts will continue elsewhere. Morris County, for one, already has suggested it may be amenable to allowing wind farms. The matter is also on the table in Riley County.
But Wabaunsee County was in many ways the most fascinating test case because it is an area steeped in the best elements for this debate. Proponents view wind farms essentially as a property rights issue. Owners... [continue via Web link]