Colorado town fights commercial solar project

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Colorado, it seems, has this habit of openly preferring renewable energy sources and opposing oil and gas operations, yet no one wants the renewable sources to be located near them.

The latest example is Norwood, a small town located northwest of Telluride in the southwest part of the state, where residents have taken an open stand against a proposed 600-acre solar development. They even have a billboard proclaiming “Wrong Mesa Solar.”

Opposition led to San Miguel County to implement a 6-month moratorium on all new commercial scale utility projects, including solar ones, to give the county time to update land use codes.

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