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County nixes buffers for turbines

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By David Giuliani

A majority of the San Miguel County Commission this week rejected the idea of creating special zones to keep out wind turbines in the areas along the Pecos and Gallinas rivers.


County Manager Les Montoya had pushed the idea since August, and at a meeting this week, he and others presented a proposal that would ban wind turbines from being seen from the beds of either of the two rivers.


“We considered visibility of wind towers as a principal concern within these areas,” the manager said.


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