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Monticello residents unhappy with wind farm idea

MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) - The city of Monticello has asked a wind farm developer to pull together a visual simulation to show how close wind turbines would be to existing homes and businesses.
MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) - The city of Monticello has asked a wind farm developer to pull together a visual simulation to show how close wind turbines would be to existing homes and businesses.

The decision follows complaints from nearly a dozen landowners who live in an area that would be surrounded by wind turbines and oppose the development.

Officials in Monticello and San Juan County have been actively courting the wind farm industry for the past decade. Mayor Doug Allen says they've spent more than $200,000 in federal money to build meteorological towers and collect wind data.

Three separate companies have wind farm proposals on the table there. Two of them would be a comfortable distance from town, but the Deseret News reported Monday that the third would be just outside city limits.

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Information from: Deseret News

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