[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Crawford County commissioners vote to bar development of industrial wind farms  

Credit:  Crawford County commissioners block Honey Creek Wind development | Gere Goble | Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum | May 5, 2022 | www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com ~~

Crawford County commissioners have voted to restrict industrial wind farm development in all unincorporated areas of the county.

The resolution, passed 2-1 at a regular meeting Thursday, effectively bars construction of Honey Creek Wind, Apex Clean Energy’s planned 300-megawatt industrial wind farm – at least for now.

Commissioners Tim Ley and Larry Schmidt voted in favor of the resolution; Doug Wisenauer voted against it.

Senate Bill 52, which became law in July, significantly changed Ohio’s laws governing siting requirements for industrial solar and wind projects, giving county commissioners the ability to prevent Ohio Power Siting Board certification of certain wind and solar facilities.

It also gives wind farm supporters the ability to file petitions forcing a November referendum vote on the issue, which could overturn the commissioners’ action. Those petitions, which must be filed within 30 days of Thursday’s vote, must be signed by at least 1,182 registered voters – that’s 8% of the 14,767 votes cast for gubernatorial candidates in the most recent governor election, Matt Crall, county prosecutor, explained at an April 23 public hearing on the issue.

If no petitions are filed, the commissioners’ resolution would go into effect at the end of 30 days.

Apex has been leasing land in the northern half of the county for Honey Creek Wind for several years. The farm was expected to include approximately 60 turbines. Wind farm developers would make an annual Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT fee, of $9,000 per megawatt, nameplate capacity, to the county each year, generating $2.7 million.

A vocal opposition group, Crawford Anti-Wind, circulated petitions in an effort to get the commissioners to restrict development.

This story will be updated.

Source:  Crawford County commissioners block Honey Creek Wind development | Gere Goble | Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum | May 5, 2022 | www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.