Friday, November 20, 2009

Fayette County Changes Windmill Ordinance

Fayette County Commissioners voted 2-1 yesterday to allow windmills as a regularly permitted structure in agriculture, light industrial and heavy industrial zones, rather than a project that needs special permission.

Commissioner Vincent Vicites says this will open the door for green energy in Fayette County. He says he supports this measure because it helps his county do its part to reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil.

Vicites says right now there are just two windmill sites in the county – the completed Mill Run Project on Laurel Ridge, and the pending Iberdrola Renewables project on Chestnut Ridge.

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