Recall Charges Filed Against Kittitas County Commissioners
ELLENSBURG, Wash - The debate over wind farms in Kittitas County has taken a new turn.
A local man files charges against all three Kittitas County Commissioners to have them removed from office.
Earlier this week, the commissioners appealed Governor Gregoire's decision to approve the wind power project.
The main issue is how far the wind towers will be from houses. An enviromental group has said 1600 feet is a safe distance. The commissioners say they want 2500 feet. Desmond Knudson, who has lived in Kittitas County his whole life, filed the recall charges Wednesday night. He says this debate has gone on way to long.
"This is a point, this point is being made today," says Knudson.
The charges Knudson filed will still need to be reviewed to see if they are valid concerns. After that, Knudson would have to collect signatures from people in the county, supporting his decision to remove all three commissioners from office.