GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — The Sweetwater County Commission has approved a temporary halt to applications for commercial wind farms.

The county has not met state standards for wind farm zoning.

Commission Chairman Wally Johnson tells the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner ( ) that the county is not ready for any new wind farm projects.

Johnson also questioned whether he was willing to sacrifice the county’s “wide-open spaces” to the turbines, but said he is not “categorically against” wind energy.