Kittitas County Commissioners Say No to Wind Farm Proposal
YAKIMA, Wa - Developers are trying to figure what to do next after Kittitas County Commissioners say 'No' to a wind farm just outside Ellensburg.
Horizon Wind Energy has proposed building a $190 million wind farm 12 miles northwest of Ellensburg, but there at still homes in the area.
Some homes have leased out the land to the company, but others don't want the wind farm to be built near where they live.
County Commissioners voted against the wind farm in a preliminary ruling this week after the company balked at increasing the setback between the turbine towers and homes in the area to over 2000 feet.
Commissioners have to sign documents rejecting the application for the wind farm on May 31st to make the decision official.