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Wind farm approval drifting through thin air

KITTITAS, Wash -- The wind blows none stop across the hills of Kittitas County -- and that's a big reason why Horizon Wind Energy choose it for a new wind farm.

Recently, Horizon received a go a head recommendation from the State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) to start building.

Today, however,  Kittitas County Commissioners requested that EFSEC review their recommendation before the governor makes a final decision.

County commissioners cite environmental concerns for their opposition to the wind farm.

But Horizon is confident EFSEC will once again approve their plan.

"We think the project will be forwarded to the governor," said Joy Potter of Horizon, "and that the governor will ultimately approve the project."

Governor Gregoire is a proponent of alternative energies, and Horizon says the wind farm will ultimately have a positive environmental impact. But now instead of building, they must wait for EFSEC's latest decision.

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