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Proposed requirements could sink Muncie-area wind farm

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A central Indiana official says the tough conditions opponents of a planned wind farm are seeking for the project would leave little room for the proposed power-generating wind turbines.

The wind farm's opponents are pushing for a minimum setback of two miles between wind turbines and dwellings. And The Star Press reports that even the 1,320-foot setback proposed by the director of Muncie's and Delaware County's plan commission could be difficult for the wind farm's developers to comply with.

A city-county planner, Lorey Stinton, says that the proposed setbacks "would regulate" the proposed wind farm out of the county.

The plan commission's proposed 1,320 feet-setback is based in part on the report of an independent expert panel sponsored by the Massachusetts' departments of environmental protection and public health.

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  • ironic
    kinda funny and a bit ironic that dems who love both 'green' projects and never ending regulation are having trouble dealing with regulations for windmills. ha

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