|Breaking News - Feb 2 2010|
|on the Ridgeline Protection Ordinance|
|THE VOTE WAS YES!|
|Stay tuned for MORE INFO...|
Tazewell County has
adopted a Tall Structure / Ridgeline Protection Ordinance that
effectively stops plans by Dominion and British Petroleum to build a
60-turbine wind energy project along 7.5 miles of East River Mountain.
The ordinance also protects other areas in the county, including the
Cove, and the ridges surrounding Burkes Garden, a scenic high-elevation
area bordered on three sides by National Forest, including designated
and proposed wilderness.
The ordinance passed by a 3-2 vote following months of intense public debate and a public relations campaign by the would-be developers. According to the local newspaper, a spokesperson for Dominion responded to the vote, stating that:
". . . the citizens have
spoken, and we respect the vote."