After a nearly week-long debate, a House committee on Friday rejected a bill putting new regulations on wind turbines, legislation critics said could shut down an industry that's invested billions in the state.
The House utilities committee voted down a bill that the wind industry said would have imposed some of the most restrictive setbacks for wind turbines across the county.
"The wind energy industry is committed to working with counties, landowners and stakeholders to responsibly site wind farms in a host community," said Kimberly Gencur Svaty, representing the Advanced Power Alliance, a group comprising 36 energy companies . . .