West Lafayette will not adopt a ban on large wind turbines going into effect in Tippecanoe County. The city council voted against the ordinance this week.
The ordinance prevents turbines over 140 feet in the county, and county commissioners say it’s to keep the land free for economic development. They have repeatedly said the ban isn’t a statement against renewable energy or environmentally-friendly technology.
But City Council President Peter Bunder disagrees.
“It’s also about environmental energy. And it’s - it’d be difficult to separate those,” Bunder says.