A wind farm could be coming to Southern Illinois. Why are environmentalists trying to stop it? #IL

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Environmentalists and wind-farm supporters are usually on the same side in development battles, but a proposed project near Valmeyer has turned that alliance on its head. A developer wants to place up to 50 wind turbines along a 15-mile stretch of blufftop property, generating “clean” alternative energy and raising much-needed tax revenue for local schools and other government services. Opponents argue that the 600-foot-tall, 2,400-ton turbines would diminish the area’s natural beauty and harm sensitive geologic features that provide habitat . . .

Read More: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/12/07/a-wind-farm-could-be-coming-to-southern-illinois-why-are-environmentalists-trying-to-stop-it/

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