View Full Version : Anti-Wind Legislation Moving in Congress

05-30-2007, 06:15 AM
The Chieftain has a good editorial today on the potential for wind power in southeastern Colorado. With that in mind, readers may want to check out the latest bright idea in anti-clean energy legislation in the U.S. Congress: Subtitle D of H.R. 2337. This legislation would make it a crime, punishable by a $50,000 fine or a year in jail, to build a new wind power plant without a permit from the federal government.

More background information, including our written testimony on the bill (we asked to testify on it in person, but were turned down) and a list of state wind siting regulations already in place, at http://www.awea.org/newsroom/releases/Anti_Wind_Provision_in_Rahall_Bill_052307.html. To take action to oppose this misguided legislation, go to http://capwiz.com/windenergy/issues/alert/?alertid=9773201&queueid=%5bcapwiz:queue_id%5d.

Thomas O. Gray
American Wind Energy Association