Wind Farm Opponent Says Dragonfly No Longer Pursuing Project
ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A controversial annexation of land for a wind farm was repealed Tuesday night (483-273).
“It was a culmination of a lot of hard work from many individuals who went door-to-door and sent out letters and made phone calls, and got the vote out,” wind farm opponent Jonothan Hamby said. “And, we won in a big way,”
Hamby has been one of the leaders of the “Stop the Elm Springs Wind Farm” initiative. He also said that Dragonfly Industries has decided to no longer pursue the project.
5NEWS reached out to Dragonfly for comment, but has not yet heard back.
Of the 28 percent margin of victory for those opposing the wind farm, Hamby said it tells the story of the voters’ beliefs.
“I think it says they didn`t fall for what was being sold,” he said. “It just reiterates our belief that this was a scam from the beginning.”
Elm Springs Mayor Harold Douthit, who supported building the wind farm, released the following statement:
“I’m disappointed. I exercised my freedom of speech. So did the opponents. The citizens voted. That’s called democracy. We will continue to look for other opportunities for the city`s future.”