2009-01-22 / Local & State

Judge Rejects Challenges To Central Pa. Wind Farm

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A wind energy company says its plan for 47 wind turbines on a Pennsylvania ridge is back on track after a judge rejected three appeals challenging the project.

Managing Director Robert Charlebois of Catamount Energy says subsidiary Laurel Hill Wind Energy is excited about completing its permitting and building the wind farm. The turbines would be on a seven-mile stretch of Laurel Hill Ridge in Jackson and McIntyre townships in north central Pennsylvania, about 35 miles from the New York State border.

Lycoming Common Pleas Judge Dudley Anderson rejected appeals seeking to block a zoning amendment, to overturn approval of a zoning permit and overturn approval of preliminary land development plans. At least one appellant, Judi Piccolella, says Anderson's ruling will be appealed.

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