York
August 24, 2023
Large wooden fence posts have been installed around panels at the Union Solar project site on Route 31 in York Township. A combination of frustrations, ranging from fencing design issues to a general oversaturation of solar development, led the township trustees to ask the county commissioners to designate the county a restricted area to future wind and solar projects. Commissioners said they were open to the idea but made no official decisions. (Journal-Tribune photo by Michael Williamson)

York Twp. requests a green energy ban

 

By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

York Township is asking Union County officials to restrict the county from any future alternative energy development.

In a letter presented to the county commissioners on Wednesday by trustee Logan Rife, the township noted that since it is “ground zero” for solar development, the trustees wanted to make their official position on future projects known.

“We urge Union County Commissioners to designate Union County as a restricted county for any future development of wind farms, large wind farms and/or solar production facilities producing 50 or more megawatts of electricity,” the letter said. “By the commissioners taking this action, we believe a cl…

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