Proposal would make it easier to get wind turbine permits in Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park Agency has proposed making it easier for residents of the 6-million-acre park to
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The Adirondack Park Agency has proposed making it easier for residents of the 6-million-acre park to build wind turbines for electricity.

The proposal, being unveiled at today’s APA meeting, would establish streamlined permits for turbines up to 125 feet. It would require the turbines blend into the surrounding environment and follow analysis of nearby bat and bird habitats, including endangered species.

Environmentalists say they want to study the details of the proposal, including the visual effect and any impact on wildlife.

An agency spokesman says three or four such towers have already been built in the park.

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