Legislative leaders approve interim committee to tackle energy issues

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Leading lawmakers on Monday agreed to dedicate four days in the coming months to study energy issues, including the siting of new transmission lines, the impact of renewable energy, electric rates and developing a new state energy plan.

The Legislative Coordinating Council approved the creation of the Special Committee on Energy and Utilities to study those issues - some of which were debated earlier this year or last year - before the Legislature reconvenes in 2024.

Part of the committee's charge will be evaluating the impact new transmission lines have on land use and property values as well as the use . . .


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