Arpil 22, 2014
The General Assembly’s Regulation Review Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved regulations that held up the construction of wind turbines in Connecticut since 2011.
The vote paves the way for Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy to apply to build a 10-12 megawatt wind farm in Ashford and Union.
Melanie Bachman, acting executive director of the Connecticut Siting Council, said Tuesday that she expects the council to receive an application soon.
“It certainly has taken a while, but we were very pleased particularly given that it is Earth Day,” Bachman said of the vote.
The Earth Day vote was made possible after committee members, the Siting Council, and various other state officials met earlier this year to hammer out their differences.
During the three-year moratorium, a citizens group called FairWindCT opposed pieces of the various regulation proposals— particularly rules pertaining to how close a turbine can be to a residential area. For full article.