The debate over San Miguel County’s proposed ordinance regulating wind farms has boiled down to one major issue — how far they should be away from homes.
On Tuesday, the County Commission will talk about creating buffer zones for wind turbines along the Pecos and Gallinas rivers — and idea raised in August. It’s not clear how wide the buffers would be.
The county wind farm task force has proposed a three-mile setback from homes, but the industry and its supporters have called such a restriction onerous and unworkable.
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