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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wind siting reform awaits governor's approval

From a Tom Content post on JSonline.com:

A bill to adopt uniform siting standards for small wind farms across the state is headed to Gov. Jim Doyle's desk.

The state Assembly passed the bill Wednesday, one day after the state Senate endorsed it. The Assembly voted 65 to 31 to approve the bill. The vote came after several amendments to the bill were rejected.

Supporters said the bill is needed to help meet the state's renewable energy targets and to help break a logjam of wind developments across the state. Opponents say the bill would rob local governments of local control over projects they say has resulted in wind developments being located too close to homes.

Read additional statements from RENEW Wisconsin, Rep. James Soletski, and Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan.

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