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Testing the wind: Siting Council hears opposition to turbine rules  

Credit:  BY KURT MOFFETT | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN | www.rep-am.com 25 July 2012 ~~

NEW BRITAIN – The message from the public Tuesday was clear: the Connecticut Siting Council needs to extensively revise its proposed wind turbine regulations before they become law.

In over one hour, 14 persons addressed the council during an afternoon hearing at council headquarters. The hearing resumed at 6:30 p.m. Eight of them were either from Prospect or Colebrook, where a West Hartford company proposed in both towns the first commercial wind turbines in the state.

That company is BNE Energy Inc. and the council rejected its proposal for two turbines in Prospect but approved two projects with three turbines each in Colebrook. Those approvals, however, are facing an appeal in New Britain Superior Court from a group of Colebrook residents called FairwindCT.

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Source:  BY KURT MOFFETT | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN | www.rep-am.com 25 July 2012

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