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County mulls turbine buffer zone  

Laramie County is working on new rules to create a buffer zone between homes and large wind turbines.

Several ranchers say they’d like to lease their land to whoever wants to put up windmills to turn wind into electricity. The ranchers are in favor of a 1,000-foot buffer zone.

But some homeowners say the buffer zone between wind turbines and homes should be a lot larger – a mile would be fine with them.

Laramie County Commissioner Jeff Ketcham said deciding the size of the buffer zone is going to be a tough issue for the commission.

Billings Gazette

8 February 2008

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