Wind farm rules left to counties #IA

By National Wind Watch WATERLOO – The wind energy industry is colliding with a mixed bag of zoning laws as it seeks to erect hundreds of new turbines across Iowa’s rural countryside. Without a uniform state law governing location, height, setbacks and other factors, many of the state’s 99 counties have adopted individual zoning standards that will play a key role in where those turbines go. The Courier examined how several Northeast Iowa counties regulate commercial wind energy projects after RPM Access said it would . . .

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