|GateHouse Media photo by Lucille Sherman|
During the six-month investigation, "reporters interviewed more than 70 families living near three dozen current or proposed wind farms. They also spoke to 10 state and local lawmakers, read hundreds of pages of public-service-commission records about wind projects, reviewed court filings in seven wind-related lawsuits and inspected lease agreements from at least eight wind farms," Emily Le Coz and Lucille Sherman report.
The other two finalists in the Multimedia Journalism category are "Why Cops Shoot" by the Tampa Bay Times and "Sin Luz: Life Without Power" by The Washington Post. All Scripps Howard winners will be announced Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m.