16 Jul '17, 12pm

South Dakota Farmers, Wind Advocates Band Together Against Turbine Ordinance

South Dakota Farmers, Wind Advocates Band Together Against Turbine Ordinance

Farmers and wind energy advocates in South Dakota are coming together to urge citizens of Lincoln County to vote no on an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Calling the recently passed ordinance a county-wide “ban on wind farms,” Farmers and Friends For Wind says, “At a time when local and state budgets are being stretched, leaders need to do everything we can to continue to fund the services that contribute to the high quality of life we enjoy in Lincoln County.” The group specifically cites a proposed project from Dakota Power Community Wind, to which more than 110 landowners in the state have already dedicated 22,000 acres, according to the developer . The wind farm could generate up to 1 GW of wind power to the Rock Island Clean Line and provide 4% of its gross revenue to all of the landowners, says Dakota Pow...

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