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Wind power project appeal withdrawn

Days before the Washoe County Board of Commissioners would have heard an appeal against the Virginia Peak Wind Project, a settlement was reached between the appellant and Nevada Wind, LLC.

Days before the Washoe County Board of Commissioners would have heard an appeal against the Virginia Peak Wind Project, a settlement was reached between the appellant and Nevada Wind, LLC.

"We feel great about it," said Tim Carlson, managing partner of Nevada Wind. "I think that the removal of the appeal is what we were working for. We came to terms and agreed to resolve the issues."

Spanish Springs resident Dan Herman filed an appeal against the wind turbine project on Feb. 17, after the Washoe County Planning Commission approved the project on Feb. 4 by a unanimous 7-0 vote.

Herman appealed the Virginia Peak Wind Project because he believed it violated at least one of the more than 70 conditions placed on the project, including the condition that wind turbines could not be placed closer than one mile from an existing structure.

"Nevada Wind and myself have reached a mutually agreed upon settlement," Herman said.

Carlson said Nevada Wind will continue forward with the project as approved by the... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Days before the Washoe County Board of Commissioners would have heard an appeal against the Virginia Peak Wind Project, a settlement was reached between the appellant and Nevada Wind, LLC.

"We feel great about it," said Tim Carlson, managing partner of Nevada Wind. "I think that the removal of the appeal is what we were working for. We came to terms and agreed to resolve the issues."

Spanish Springs resident Dan Herman filed an appeal against the wind turbine project on Feb. 17, after the Washoe County Planning Commission approved the project on Feb. 4 by a unanimous 7-0 vote.

Herman appealed the Virginia Peak Wind Project because he believed it violated at least one of the more than 70 conditions placed on the project, including the condition that wind turbines could not be placed closer than one mile from an existing structure.

"Nevada Wind and myself have reached a mutually agreed upon settlement," Herman said.

Carlson said Nevada Wind will continue forward with the project as approved by the planning commission.

"Because of the county's support and the citizens' desire to see this kind of energy is why it is moving forward," Carlson said.

The project will place about 44 wind turbines along the Pah Rah Mountain Range in Palomino Valley, about 30 miles north of Sparks.


Source: http://dailysparkstribune.c...

APR 11 2009
http://www.windaction.org/posts/19789-wind-power-project-appeal-withdrawn
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