Putnam County Commissioners Talk About Wind Energy Regulations

1/31/18 – 5:23 A.M.

The Putnam County Commissioners have questions about proposed changes to wind turbine regulations in Ohio. WLIO-TV reports the commissioners recently met with State Senator Rob McColley about the issue. Commissioner John Love tells the TV station they want more specifics about setbacks. He added they also want to know more about “local control” and if it includes township trustees or just the commissioners.

The Putnam County Commissioners had worked with a company to place around 75 turbines near Leipsic a few years ago. The deal fell through when Ohio changed rules governing how far wind turbines have to sit back from a roadway.