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County to consider buffer zones

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By David Giuliani

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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