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Sweetwater commission passes wind farm regulations

Billings Gazette|August 9, 2013
WyomingZoning/Planning

Commission chairman Wally Johnson said that the new regulations will have a long-lasting impact and effect on Sweetwater County. He says the county took its time to get the regulations right because once wind farms are built they are there forever.


REEN RIVER, Wyo. - The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the county.

New rules will impose restrictions on setbacks to adjacent property owners and require analyses of the environment and the view shed and establish noise levels.

The county has been working on the regulations for months.

Commission chairman Wally Johnson said that the new regulations will have a long-lasting impact and effect on Sweetwater County.

He says the county took its time to get the regulations right because once wind farms are built they are there forever.


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