Logan County board rejects wind farm plan

DECATUR — After years of discussion and development, Logan County officials have rejected a plan to construct more than 80 wind turbines in the southern part of the county.

The Meridien Wind Farm, a proposed $400 million project that, was rejected by a 6-6 vote of the board, one vote off of the minimum needed to pass.

The board listened to more than an hour of public comments, with residents speaking out on both sides of the issue. While some supporting a project that could have brought in an estimated $2.44 million in property taxes during the first year of operation, others questioned the health issues that may be caused by the turbine’s noises as well as the legitimacy of Relight US Corp., a Delaware-based company that planned to construct the turbines.

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