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Overflow crowd for wind farm cancels hearing

November 15, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — So many people showed up to weigh in on a controversial wind farm in North Dakota that meeting organizers had to reschedule the hearing to accommodate the crowd.

The Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission expected to hold a public hearing on the Burleigh-Emmonds Wind Farm Wednesday night at the City/County Building in downtown Bismarck. More than 150 people filled three rooms in the building, leaving commissioners to figure out how to make sure everyone was heard.

The Bismarck Tribune says that after two failed attempts to broadcast the meeting into two overflow rooms, commissioners decided to reschedule. Pure New Energy USA is proposing to develop the 300-megawatt wind farm with 70 turbines that would cover 15,000 acres about 15 miles from Bismarck.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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