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Bourne Residents Consider Proposal To Block Wind Turbine Project

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Bourne residents are considering a proposal that would effectively kill plans for a wind turbine project there.

New Generation Wind is proposing seven turbines in a section of town called Bournedale.

But the Cape Cod Times reports a proposed bylaw amendment includes a provision to increase the required space between homes and turbines to a distance the New Generation plans don’t meet.

A spokesman for New Generation, Greg O’Brien, said the changes are inequitable and have “no rational basis.”

Jim Potter, president of Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy, the amendment’s sponsor, said they’re not trying to keep all turbines out of Bourne, but turbines don’t belong next to neighborhoods.

The amendment will be discussed at a public hearing Friday and voted on May 9.


Information from: Cape Cod Times

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