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Jefferson County town bans wind power  

Credit:  North Country Public Radio, www.northcountrypublicradio.org 12 November 2010 ~~

Towns across the North Country have been consumed by commercial wind farm projects. Wind power has divided neighbors, even families. It’s turned the results of elections in places like Hammond and Cape Vincent. A recent planning board meeting in Cape Vincent dealing with wind power devolved into a physical altercation.
The town of Henderson, on the shore of eastern Lake Ontario in Jefferson County, has side-stepped future wind clashes. It’s become the first North Country town to ban all wind turbines – industrial ones, private ones, even wind test towers.
Henderson town supervisor Ray Walker voted with the 4 to 1 majority passing the law Wednesday night. He told David Sommerstein a mostly anti-wind citizens’ group came up with a set of zoning regulations after a year of research.

Source:  North Country Public Radio, www.northcountrypublicradio.org 12 November 2010

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