Shasta County Windmill Farm Concerns

A group wanting to protect the area where the Windmill is planned to be outside of Burney explains their side of the story.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 8:29 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 8:29 PM

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wind farm is in the works in shasta county.. but not everybody is happy about it. action news now reporter elizabeth zelidon spoke with one woman who believes the turbines could create a fire hazard. alan her concerns weren't just with the possibility of a fire starting.. but how close these windmills will be to homes, how it will impact tourism and what it will do to the beautiful landscape. an application for a new windmill farm in shasta county has been slowly gliding through the planning process. but now citizens in opposition of fountain wind. are pushing back against the big windmills being placed just west of burney... and the already existing hatchet ridge farms. bridge: imagine this being the land 39,000 acres with 100 windmills. the group states there are a number of reasons that they're concerned... stating both tourism... sot: and the possibility for fires. sot: we reached out to pacific wind development llc to learn why they picked that location but they were unavailable for comment. documents action news now obtained state the company is expected to release an environmental report later this year. the group however says they won't give up their fight to keep shasta county as natural as possible. sot:in the right spot. this is just the wrong spot. the group says they meet once a month for anyone who would like to join their efforts. in redding... elizabeth zelidon ... action news now. we have also reached out to the board of supervisors for comment on the application process and their concerns. they were unavailable for comment. a
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