Large crowd present for wind energy hearing

PIERCE — Outside of a 15-minute presentation at the beginning of a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 2, Pierce County Commissioners heard virtually no one from the public speak in support of allowing wind turbines in the county or the proposed amendments to Pierce County zoning regulations covering wind energy.

More than 100 people filled the Pierce County Courthouse courtroom for the hearing that lasted a little more than 90 minutes. The commissioners had decided in October to move the hearing from the commissioners’ room to the courtroom in anticipation of a large crowd.

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