Wind industry gearing up for fight against proposed government controls


The state's wind industry is preparing for a fight over legislation that aims to give neighbors more power over where the turbines can be located.

Wind industry advocates say the bill would hurt — if not outright stop — an industry that's invested more than $12 billion in the state and makes an estimated $20 million in yearly lease payments to property owners.

"It would probably be one of the most restrictive siting bills in the country," said Kimberly Svaty, lobbyist for The Wind Coalition, a group . . .


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