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Union County citizens can offer wind farm opinion  

Credit:  Associated Press, www.statesmanjournal.com 3 September 2010 ~~

LA GRANDE – Union County citizens will have a chance to express their opinion of a $600 million wind farm planned near Union.

The board of commissioners voted Wednesday to place a nonbinding advisory issue on the November ballot.

The Le Grande Observer reports Horizon Wind Energy has applied to the Oregon Energy Department for a certificate to build the Antelope Ridge Wind Farm in the Craig Mountain area. It would generate three times as much electricity as the Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm that opened three years ago near Telocaset.

Opponents say the new wind farm would hurt scenery, property values, wildlife and tourism.

Source:  Associated Press, www.statesmanjournal.com 3 September 2010

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