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Tempers Flare At Jansen Meeting Regarding Wind Farms

By Gordon Hopkins“I need you to remain civil. I’m asking you to remain civil.”This admonition was repeated multiple times by Kesha Eldridge, chairperson of the Village Board of Jansen, during a meeting to discuss the future of wind energy in Jefferson County on Tuesday, April 5.While a moratorium preventing new wind turbines from being erected in Jefferson County is in place, the campaign on both sides of the controversial issue of wind farms is continuing. Members of a Facebook group called Jefferson County Wind Watchers, which is largely in opposition to new turbines in the county, requested to be placed on the Jansen Village Board agenda ...

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