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Commissioners open County to future wind farms

With their final decision, Phillips County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution and regulations governing the placement of wind energy facilities in the county. Also referred to as "wind farms," these facilities produce electricity through the use of spinning turbine blades powered by wind that, in turn, power generators.

Previously, the council had adopted a moratorium on these facilities, which ended Oct. 19.

More than 20 people arrived at the County Courthouse and lined the walls for 9:05 a.m. public comment; many of them wanted to postpone the vote. Shannon Schlachter,...


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