April 25, 2011 - Maine legislative committee considers wind

Monday, April 25, 2011

Today, the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology of the Maine State Legislature is considering an array of bills about generating electricity from wind.  Among the bills up for public hearing today include a number of proposals to modify the Maine Wind Energy Act and Maine's expedited permitting process for wind energy development.  Another proposal would make wind energy developers compensate nearby landowners for any lost property value.

Electric transmission lines cross a field near Colchester Pond, Vermont.
The Committee room is full, with significant public interest in these bills; both citizens and legislators alike have their work cut out for them.

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