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Citizens examine visual simulations at Noble Environmental's open house in Ellenburg...

The Wind Farm Debate Continues in Clinton

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Two more North Country towns are embroiled in debate over industrial-size wind farms. In Cape Vincent, hours of public meetings have failed to yield setback requirements for a proposed 60-windmill farm near the St. Lawrence River. The town of Plattsburgh will consider a one-year moratorium on wind farms tonight.

In northern Clinton County, two projects promising almost 300 windmills are moving ahead. One of the companies held open houses last week to court supporters. Opponents have sued to halt the plans. As David Sommerstein reports, at stake are an economic windfall and a rural landscape that could be forever changed.

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...while Craig Barney and Elizabeth Weissman worry about living amongst more than a dozen windmills.

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