County board members voted Monday to approve zoning regulation amendments designed to further protect Hamilton County and its residents from potential health and financial risks that some fear could be caused by allowing large commercial wind energy developments.
Two months after the county voted to reject a four-turbine wind energy project south and west of Interstate 80, the board approved several specific amendments requested by citizens who had vehemently opposed the Omaha-based Bluestem Energy Solutions project.
“I’d like to thank the county board and county planning and zoning board for doing their due diligence and all the research, and for patiently putting up with us and our concerns,” said Pat Anderson, a member of a grassroots organization called Preserve Hamilton County Horizons.
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