URBANA, Ohio (AP) -- A project to build dozens of wind turbines can proceed after an Ohio Supreme Court decision essentially validated regulators' approval of the project.
The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/yMQ6nJ ) reports more than 50 turbines would be built across five Champaign County townships in the first phase. Dozens more could be added later.
A group of area residents had contended that a regulatory board wrongly left details of the project to be decided by staff members.
The high court voted 4-3 this week in deciding the board acted within required regulations in approving the wind farm. The dissenting opinion said some justices believed residents' safety concerns were not sufficiently addressed.
An official with Everpower Wind Holdings, which is overseeing the project, says construction could start later this year.
Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com