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Cool Cities Confirms Support of Botetourt County Wind Project

October 30, 2015

The Board of Directors of Roanoke Valley Cool Cities coalition today confirmed their support of the proposed wind energy project in Botetourt County. Text of the board’s resolution follows:

Resolved, that Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition supports approval and completion of the wind energy project on private property on North Mountain in Botetourt County, known as the Rocky Forge Wind Project as described on the Apex project web site ROCKYFORGEWIND.COM.

This project has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 186,000 tons a year assuming its output is displacing coal-generated electricity. Apex estimates this project will generate enough energy to power 20,000 homes.

Our support is contingent on the developer’s meeting the existing statutory or regulatory requirements of all applicable authorities who have jurisdiction in this matter including, but not limited to, Botetourt County, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Federal Aviation Agency, on matters concerning environmental impact, public safety, decommissioning provisions and construction standards.

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