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Proposal Would Give State Control Over Windfarms

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:02:58 CDT
By: AP

Some counties in Illinois are raising objections to legislation that would give the state Department of Agriculture the authority to regulate the locations of power-generating wind turbines. State Senator John Sullivan's legislation would move that authority from counties to the state. He says the bill is an attempt to address what he says are inconsistencies in wind-farm regulation from county to county. The Illinois Farm Bureau is pushing the wind-farm proposal. Both Ford and Iroquois Counties both have wind farms. And both men oppose giving up local control of where wind towers can be erected.

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