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Roanoke planners recommend restrictions on wind turbines (access required)

ROANOKE—Roanoke County officials have revised a proposed zoning ordinance on wind energy generation. The county planning commission made the revisions Tuesday to require large and utility-scale wind turbines to be at least a half-mile from the nearest occupied homes. The Roanoke Times reports the ordinance would require wind turbines’ proximities to the nearest property lines to be ...