With wind and solar regulations in place per state mandate, local governments are now faced with the question, who reviews applications to give them the stamp of approval if they meet all the guidelines.
According to DeWitt County Board Chair Dan Matthews, that was a question posed at the most recent DeWitt County Board meeting. Matthews says the process is now much more streamlined compared to before.
Matthews explains with the new laws in place, County governments are now more boxed in on these applications and a 'no' vote opens the County up to lawsuits if these companies are meeting the requirements in the law.
The County is receiving the most interest in solar development right now but Matthews is not ruling out more wind development coming to DeWitt County.