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Group seeks wind-farm moratorium

The Wisconsin Towns Association wants a moratorium on wind energy farms and voted this week to ask the state not to approve any more wind turbines until further health studies are done.

A recent study by Clean Wisconsin and four independent groups found that residents of a home south of Green Bay suffered nausea after a nearby wind farm produced barely-audible sounds from its turbines. The group suggested more health studies.

The Towns Association says those studies should be done and solutions should be found. The group also says the state's wind-energy siting rule needs to be modified accordingly.

The state Public Service Commission says the towns' request will be considered along with other evidence, when the panel acts by the end of February on a proposed 41-turbine wind farm in the town of Forest in St. Croix County.