- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) - Strong opposition by neighbors has led a south central Indiana board of zoning appeals to block a proposed solar farm.

The Bartholomew County board unanimously to deny a petition by Vogel Solar LLC of Santa Monica, California, to erect 100,000 solar panels on 156 acres in the northeastern part of the county.

The (Columbus) Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1TxDpUQ ) about 20 people who live near the proposed project pleaded with board members during a public meeting Monday night to consider the effect on their lives if the panels were erected. The opponents presented a petition with about 65 signatures and said other nearby residents didn’t even know about the proposal.

The solar farm was proposed for a site about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis.


Information from: The Republic, https://www.therepublic.com/

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