AVON, S.D. (AP) — A Dell Rapids-based company planning a 36,000-acre wind farm in Bon Homme and Charles Mix counties has pulled its application for a state permit.

Prevailing Winds LLC in June applied for a permit for the 201-megawatt wind farm. The facility was to include 100 wind turbines, along with related infrastructure and equipment.

The state Public Utilities Commission held a public meeting on the project in Avon on Aug 24. It drew proponents who said alternative energy is good for the environment but also opponents who said the large farm would be an eyesore.

The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Prevailing Winds moved to withdraw its permit application Tuesday. Attorney Lee Magnuson said the company will "revisit its options regarding the project."

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