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Apex Evaluating Next Step After Piatt County Board Rejects Special Use Permit

Apex Clean Energy is evaluating its next move after the Piatt County Board rejected its special use permit for its Goosecreek Wind project in northern Piatt County.


Alan Moore with Apex Clean energy tells Regional Radio was disappointed in last Thursday's vote but is re-evaluating what is next for the project and its participating landowners.



Max Jabrixio with Apex Clean Energy indicates he was alarmed to hear a statement from Vice-Chair Jerry Edwards who claimed no one in his district wanted the wind project but heard from several individuals and the Blue Ridge Board of Education they supported the project.



Moore says the company anticipates bringing the project back to the County in the future. He points out, the State's wind energy legislation makes things very interesting.



Moore believes while those in Piatt County opposed to the project have been loud in their opposition, he believes there is a majority of individuals that who support the project or are indifferent but see the benefits it provides.



Even with state mandates on zoning for wind, Moore and Jabrixio say they feel strongly it is important to be good partners with its governing bodies and residents. 

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