Illinois wind-farm project runs into opposition
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — A final decision on whether Livingston County will allow a Chicago firm to build a new wind-energy farm is still to come, but the project has run into local-government hurdles.
The Livingston County Zoning Board of Appeals voted this week against granting a special-use permit to the Pleasant Ridge Wind Energy Project. Chicago-based Invenergy LLC hopes to build the 136-turbine project near Forrest in Livingston County. The town is about 40 miles northeast of Bloomington.
According to The Daily Leader in Pontiac (http://bit.ly/1KS7rlW ), members of the appeals board this week raised questions about whether the project meets the county’s comprehensive plan and whether the company had made proper financial assurances to the county.
The final decision will be made by the Livingston County Board. No date has been set.
Information from: The (Pontiac) Daily Leader, http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/