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Editorial in the Urbana Daily CItizen
Turbines imperiled by shifting political winds
After seven years of development, controversy and exhaustive legal examination, the two wind farms planned for Champaign County might soon be put on the scrap heap because of recent state legislation that discourages their construction.
It’s too soon to say for certain because the proposed projects continue to be affected by ambiguity on many fronts, but EverPower’s comments to the Columbus Dispatchon Sunday sounded like the beginning of the end of Buckeye Wind.
“It’s clear this development isn’t wanted here … and it gives us less confidence in where Ohio is moving forward,” Michael Speerschneider, EverPower’s chief permitting and public-policy officer, told the Dispatch. “We’ll take that message to heart.”
After Gov. John Kasich signed legislation on Friday that stops increases in requirements for the use of renewable energy, such…