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Friday, August 3, 2007

Wind farms outlawed from the PA ‘Wilds’

By CHERYL R. CLARKE cclarke@sungazette.com

WELLSBORO — Plans by the state to allow wind farms to build on all but 2 percent of state forest lands have been abandoned, according to a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources spokeswoman.

Chris Novak, agency director of communications, said Thursday that discussions had been ongoing but, because of efforts to attract people to the natural resources and develop ecotourism, the agency has pulled state forest lands in the 12-county area known as “The Wilds” out of the running.

“The Pennsylvania Wilds are off the table, along with all other state forest lands, except about two percent located in spots in the southcentral portions of the state, wherever there is adequate wind and ridge tops,” said John Quigley, DCNR director of legislation and strategic initiatives.

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