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Delaware County not blocking wind farm plans

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Officials in a central Indiana county say they aren't going to do anything yet to block a proposed wind farm.

Delaware County commissioners said Monday that it would be premature to impose a moratorium on wind turbines since the county plan commission hasn't acted on a proposed zoning change to allow the project on 15,000 acres northeast of Muncie.

The Star Press reports that resident James Rybarczyk asked for the moratorium, saying plans for the project are moving quickly.

Commissioners say E.ON Climate and Renewables of Chicago is looking to build about 30 electricity-generating turbines standing hundreds of feet tall.

That company is building the Wildcat Wind Farm with more than 300 turbines in nearby Tipton, Madison, Howard and Grant counties.

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