Wind turbines can be as close as a half mile from a home under San Miguel County’s new law on wind farms.
Dismaying many in the audience of more than 50 people, the commission on Monday rejected a three-mile setback for turbines that a county task force had proposed.
That was the biggest issue in the task force’s proposed wind ordinance.
Commissioner Nicolas Leger proposed cutting the setback to a half mile between wind farms and homes, churches, businesses and schools. The commission quickly approved his proposal, without any discussion.
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