Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

Date Permissions Signed

1-28-2009

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Date of Award

Winter 2009

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Department

Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R.

Subject – LCSH

Wind power--Law and legislation--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Wind power plants--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County

Abstract

"The purpose of this ordinance is to create zoning text language that facilitates the installment and construction of wind energy systems (WES) within Whatcom County for private landowners, taking into account interests expressed by residents. This action is needed, because current height limitations of underlying zoning districts unduly restrict the installment of these systems. This action responds to the goals and objectives outlined in the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and Washington State Growth Management Act. The action helps move the project area towards desired conditions described in that plan by placing a high priority on healthy air quality and environmental protection of the community. It also helps support the plan's goal to promote renewable energy systems, such as SWES, within Whatcom County and the greater Puget Sound area. Whatcom County has had numerous inquiries and building permit applications for SWES's which are currently permitted as an accessory use within the zoning code, but the height limitations of the underlying zoning districts are not practical for a windmill."

Type

Text

Keywords

Wind power--Law and legislation--Washington (State)--Whatcom County, Wind power plants--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County, Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

318987685

Geographic Coverage

Whatcom County (Wash.)

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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