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House panel kills wind moratorium bill

Following two days of testimony the House State Affairs Committee voted to quash a proposed moratorium on wind power development.

Following two days of testimony the House State Affairs Committee voted to quash a proposed moratorium on wind power development.

With an 11-8 vote, lawmakers decided to leave any future plans for wind turbine projects up to county officials. Republican Rep. Erick Simpson of Idaho Falls had been hoping for a temporary timeout to wind energy development, saying his constituents were unhappy with the dozens of turbines that had popped up near their Eastern Idaho homes.

Following two days of testimony the House State Affairs Committee voted to quash a proposed moratorium on wind power development.

With an 11-8 vote, lawmakers decided to leave any future plans for wind turbine projects up to county officials. Republican Rep. Erick Simpson of Idaho Falls had been hoping for a temporary timeout to wind energy development, saying his constituents were unhappy with the dozens of turbines that had popped up near their Eastern Idaho homes.

 


Source: http://www.boiseweekly.com/...

MAR 22 2011
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