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Catlin: Wind Farm law delayed 

Credit:  Jennifer Kingsley | Star-Gazette | October 10, 2014 | www.stargazette.com ~~

Catlin officials delayed a vote Thursday evening on a local law that would allow a clean-energy company to erect at least 30 wind turbines in the town due to a state glitch that could override it.

“There was no vote tonight due to a (State Environmental Quality Review Act) requirement,” Catlin Town Supervisor LaVerne Phelps wrote in a Thursday night email to the Star-Gazette.

“If the wind turbine farm was less than 25 mega watts then the town would deal directly with the wind turbine farm,” Phelps told our media partner, WENY-TV. “But since it’s more, it falls under a state law called Article 10.”

Article 10 pertains to electric generating facilities, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources wants to build a wind farm in the Town of Catlin and already has 30 leases signed. At this time, NextEra is not divulging the locations of parcels where leases were signed.

The town held two public informational meetings on the local law, and residents raised a variety of concerns about economic and quality-of-life issues. Town officials are scheduled to reconsider the vote on Dec. 6.

Source:  Jennifer Kingsley | Star-Gazette | October 10, 2014 | www.stargazette.com

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