Hunters Give Rocky Forge a Thumbs Up

Ed Van Ness, a local hunter and resident of Botetourt County, wrote into the Roanoke Times to explain why he thinks bringing wind to Botetourt County is a good idea.

Hunters care about habitat protection, wildlife population health, and access to land. Wind energy promotes all three. By giving land a second beneficial use, wind energy keeps large tracts of land from development and clear cutting.

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Mr. Van Ness listed outseveral other reasons why he supports Rocky Forge Wind, including that it boosts the countys tax revenues while preserving the rural character of the area.  

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