[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

A Woodford County wind farm’s unclear future 

The wind in woodford county is causing quite a stir these days.

“In a small community it’s the highlight of the year,” said John Krug, Woodford County Board Chairman.

It all revolves around a special use permit before the Woodford County board that could allow a 40 turbine wind farm near Route 24 outside El Paso.

“We’re going to hear a lot of things from a lot of people, at some point the county board will be voting yes or no on the special use permit for the El Paso wind farm,” said Krug.

Those opposed to the El Paso wind farm say it brings up economic, quality of life and environmental issues.

“It would hinder us, that’s the point we’re trying to make,” said Jay Etcheson, an El Paso community member.

Some residents in el paso think the wind farm would hinder the city’s growth, be too noisy and could lower their property values.

“Everyone wants to do their part to go green, but this isn’t doing that and its affecting the people in this area greatly,” said Etchseon.

Navitas, the company trying to build the wind farm says it would affect the community, but in a positive way.

“It is a very clean safe form of energy and it’s an American energy,” said Navitas’ Wanda Davies. “It would reduce our dependence on foreign energy.”

The decision on whether or not wind will energize this heart of Illinois county left to the board’s vote Thursday night.

Last week’s Woodford County board meeting to discuss the controversial wind farm was postponed because too many people showed up.

Thursday’s meeting will be in Eureka’s Middle School at 6:30.

This is a larger venue to support the number of people expected to show up.

By Ashley McNamee


28 May 2008

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon