Fincastle Herald: Planners Recommend Approving Wind Project

On Monday evening, the Botetourt Planning Commission met in Fincastle to discuss and vote on a Special Exception Permit (SEP) for the Rocky Forge Wind project. After a two-hour meeting that included a presentation and speakers, the commissioners voted unanimously to recommend the SEP for Rocky Forge.

There were about 50 people in attendance, and of the 14 who spoke about the wind project, 10 were in full support of Rocky Forge Wind. Their reasons for supporting the project included the homegrown, renewable energy it will produce and the fact that it will decrease our reliance on fossil fuels. 

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Matt Cooper, whose property will be affected by Rocky Forge, said,Renewable energy is the future. I support moving this to the next level. He also said the project will bring,much-needed revenue to the county.

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