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Wind Farm Project Near Shelby Can Proceed

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/19/2013

Construction of the 91-turbine Black Fork Wind Farm west of Shelby, north of Crestline, and nearly surrounding Tiro can proceed, according to an Ohio Supreme Court ruling. The court overruled objections from a group of nearby residents, allowing Element Power to pursue the project. The Richland County Commissioners are still waiting for Element Power to negotiate a road agreement, so money is set aside to repair any roads damaged by the trucks carrying the huge turbines. They say if construction begins without an agreement, they would file suit to block the work. The company has no firm timeline for starting and completing the wind farm, but does not expect to begin for at least another year. The wind farm would cover 24,000 acres, much of which is private land leased from 150 property owners.

   
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