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No 3-mile setback for wind farms in San Miguel

Opponents Upset By Commission Vote The San Miguel County Commission Monday backed away from a proposal to mandate that all wind energy turbines in the county be at least three miles away from any residence.

On a motion from Commissioner Nicolas Leger, the commission instead adopted a much smaller setback requirement for wind farms – a half-mile.

The vote produced a strong reaction from opponents of a wind farm project planned by Chicago-based Invenergy atop Bernal Mesa. “Shame, shame,”

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