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80 wind turbines OK’d for Wells County

BLUFFTON, Ind. – A northeastern Indiana county has approved a wind energy company’s plans to erect about 80 power-generating wind turbines in the county.

Members of the Wells County Area Plan Commission voted 6-4 early Friday to endorse Apex Wind Energy’s development plans.

The News-Banner of Bluffton reports (http://bit.ly/wWI7lz) that the marathon meeting at Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday and ran past 1 a.m. Friday.

Apex Wind Energy plans to erect the wind turbines in southern Wells County.

Eight people who oppose the project addressed the commission, airing concerns that included the impact that setbacks for the turbines will have on future use of the land.

The wind farm’s supporters extolled the economic benefits the project would bring to the county and its residents.

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