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How small towns can make big wind development work for them

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Sarah Harris
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Wind farm in Clinton, NY

Across the North Country, wind energy has forced communities to ask tough questions about what they stand to gain or lose from the industry. Most recently, the town of Clayton, in the Thousand Islands, has barred all wind development for six months. The move came after developers showed renewed interest in building the Horse Creek Wind Farm. Clayton's moratorium gives town leaders time to consider ways to protect their interests.

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Credit Center for Rural Affairs
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Lucas Nelsen is the Policy Program Associate with the Center for Rural Affairs.

Lucas Nelson is with the Center for Rural Affairs -- a nonprofit that represents businesses and farmers across the country.  He spoke with WRVO's  Julia Botero ways communities and landowners can work with wind energy developers during this process.