County Commissioners Vote Yes For New Wind Farm

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Southern Colorado will soon be home to 150 new wind turbines, but not everyone is happy about the proposal.

Residents from Calhan showed up Thursday at the El Paso County commissioners meeting to express concerns about details of the plan.

Some said the wind farm will be too close to their homes. Others said they are concerned about how large the turbines will be and how it may affect birds such as eagles and geese that fly through the area.

Supporters of the project said it will create hundreds of jobs and pump millions of dollars into the local economy.

County commissioners gave the controversial proposal the OK late Thursday night, after a 10-hour public meeting.

They'll break ground in March, and the turbines will be up and running by summer 2015. None of the turbines can be built any closer than a quarter-mile from homes that haven't signed agreements.

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