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Planners approve two-mile setback for wind turbines  

Credit:  By Clinton Reeder, East Oregonian, www.eastoregonian.com 16 March 2011 ~~

The Umatilla County Planning Committee has voted unanimously to send a proposed two-mile setback of wind towers from rural homes and from city urban growth boundaries to the Umatilla County Commissioners for approval.

This guarantees both the cities and the rural homeowners the right to say “no” to wind towers encroaching upon their properties against their will. If they say “no,” then no tower can be built closer than two miles from a home, nor will a wind tower be built closer than two miles from a city’s urban growth boundary.

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Source:  By Clinton Reeder, East Oregonian, www.eastoregonian.com 16 March 2011

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