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"MidAmerican Energy is proposing to construct a series of wind turbines in southwest Iowa. But, the renewable energy initiative is facing backlash from local community members.

The company would like to build a 400 megawatt capacity wind farm with the capacity to serve about 144,000 Iowa homes. The project would consist of constructing anywhere from 90 to 140 wind turbines in northern Mills and southern Pottawattamie counties.

Many residents living near the proposed wind farm are concerned about how it will alter their community. They worry about how it could disrupt life in the small towns of Silver Creek and Treynor.

'It's something that is really unthinkable for us to see,' said Corey Vorthmann, a farmer in Treynor who opposes the project. 'That we would wake up every morning and not really be able to take in the beauty of mother nature, but have it polluted with 300 foot wind turbines.'"


Why do developers of wind farms never live nearby?

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