Liberty Gap Wind Force has decided not to ask the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision to deny a siting application for a wind turbine facility on Jack Mountain.
Liberty Gap attorney Anthony P. Tokarz informed PSC Executive Secretary Sandra Squire on Thursday that the company would not file a petition for reconsideration. Tokarz did not make any other comment.
According to Frank Maisano, spokesman for a coalition of wind developers in West Virginia, said Liberty Gap still has two alternatives: to appeal to the state Supreme Court within 30 days or to refile the application. "That is still an option," Maisano said of the second choice.
Friends' attorney Justin St. Clair said he "was thrilled to death" for Pendleton County and "took his hat off to everyone who worked so hard" in opposing the wind farm. "The PSC did the right thing," he said. "This case is a good example that citizens can have an impact in Charleston."