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Published June 06, 2009, 08:01 AM

Hearing held on wind farm proposal

North Dakota regulators are weighing proposed wind turbines on the Griggs County-Steele County line. Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources, which has projects throughout North Dakota, intends to add 120 megawatts to its Ashtabula project north of Valley City.

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are weighing proposed wind turbines on the Griggs County-Steele County line.

Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources, which has projects throughout North Dakota, intends to add 120 megawatts to its Ashtabula project north of Valley City.

The state Public Service Commission held a hearing in Cooperstown on Friday.

Industry officials testified that the turbines will comply with federal guidelines for noise. Opponents still worry about sound and sight pollution.

The PSC will decide later whether the turbines will need to be set back farther from private property, or if the wind farm can proceed with individual modifications in contested areas.

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