Will BigWind destroy Ohio’s agriculture?

As BigWind attempts to sprawl across Ohio, what impact will it have, long term on these communities? See our next blog for one scary outcome….Greenwich Wind has filed a request for a rehearing with the OPSB. The matter of setbacks and compliance with Ohio law remains an issue along with the OPSB’s failure to establish rules implementing Ohio law.

In another county, Blackfork Wind’s new owner appeared before the Richland County Commissioners to talk about their plan to build in 2017 and sell into the PJM system where numerous states are subject to renewable mandates. Blackfork has been purchased by a company out of CANADA. The local community is continuing to oppose the project…

 ….The group that opposes the wind farm is planning to appeal the board’s latest decision to the Ohio Supreme Court.
In addition, the group may file yet another request with the board to seek a rehearing.
Those decisions appear to mean that construction of the project cannot begin anytime soon.
The Greenwich Windpark LLC project, planned for just north of Huron County’s southern border, calls for putting up 25 wind turbines that would be about 490 feet high….

Kevin Ledet, the chairman of Greenwich Neighbors United, the group fighting the wind farm, said Friday that his group has instructed Columbus attorney Samuel C. Randazzo to proceed with an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. The appeal must be filed within 60 days of the Ohio Power Siting Board’s latest decision.
Ledet said he and other landowners near the proposed wind farm did not realize the scope of the project at first.
“This is zoned agriculture,” he said. “If you really want to be honest, this is an industrial power plant being superimposed on an agricultural community.”…

Greenwich wind farm opponents plan to appeal. By Tom Jackson at the Sandusky Register 9/12/15

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