Republic Co. board gives green light to NextEra Windfarm


November 3, 2022

It appears a windfarm is coming to Republic County.

Last week a majority of the county commissioners voted to sign agreements with NextEra Energy allowing the development of the High Banks wind project in Republic County. Commissioners Melvin Jeardoe and Doug Garman voted in favor of the approval. Commissioner Edwin Splichal, who represents the district where the project will be built, recused himself over accusations of a conflict of interest.

The Belleville Telescope quoted Splichal as saying, “I have chosen to abstain even though I do not have a conflict of interest. Splichal said he has ne...

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