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Concerned residents continue wind farm discussion

As RWE Renewables considers harvesting wind in Labette County, residents who would live in the proposed wind farm footprint are concerned how wind turbines will impact their health and livestock, among other issues.

MOUND VALLEY — As RWE Renewables considers harvesting wind in Labette County, residents who would live in the proposed wind farm footprint are concerned how wind turbines will impact their health and livestock, among other issues.

Labette County residents expressed concerns Tuesday evening at the Mound Valley Community Center.

RWE is proposing a 50 to 75 turbine development between Douglas and Meade roads and 19000 and 8000 roads in western Labette County. Mound Valley is within that footprint. Lonie Addis, Labette County commissioner from Oswego, attended the meeting. Commissioners Brian Kinzie and Cole Proehl did not. Commissioners will negotiate with RWE if they choose to approve a road use agreement that would allow RWE to use county roads to build the turbines. Proehl and Kinzie also approved a resolution setting negotiating points with RWE, including proposed setbacks of 1,600 feet from the homes of residents who haven’t signed leases with RWE. Addis is against wind development in the county.

MOUND VALLEY — As RWE Renewables considers harvesting wind in Labette County, residents who would live in the proposed wind farm footprint are concerned how wind turbines will impact their health and livestock, among other issues.

Labette County residents expressed concerns Tuesday evening at the Mound Valley Community Center. 

RWE is proposing a 50 to 75 turbine development between Douglas and Meade roads and 19000 and 8000 roads in western Labette County. Mound Valley is within that footprint. Lonie Addis, Labette County commissioner from Oswego, attended the meeting. Commissioners Brian Kinzie and Cole Proehl did not. Commissioners will negotiate with RWE if they choose to approve a road use agreement that would allow RWE to use county roads to build the turbines. Proehl and Kinzie also approved a resolution setting negotiating points with RWE, including proposed setbacks of 1,600 feet from the homes of residents who haven’t signed leases with RWE. Addis is against wind development in the county.


Source: https://www.parsonssun.com/...

JUL 15 2021
https://www.windaction.org/posts/52632-concerned-residents-continue-wind-farm-discussion
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