HEPPNER, Ore. (AP) -- The Morrow County Planning Commission voted to give the owners of a wind farm six months to comply with state noise regulations.

The county approved the 72-megawatt Willow Creek farm in 2005, and turbines began operating in December 2008.

Neighbors have complained about the noise and vibrations. They asked the county to enforce state noise laws or revoke Willow Creek's land-use permit.

The commission decided Tuesday night that Willow Creek is too loud, but gave its owner time to find a solution.

The wind farm was built near Boardman by Invenergy. A company representative declined comment.


Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info

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