Although there are strict ordinances preventing tall structures – a new bill could re-ignite the issue of wind turbines in Tazewell County.
The new bill would allow renewable energy projects over 4 megawatts to bypass those regulations – meaning wind farms could be allowed on East River Mountain in Tazewell County – whether locals like it or not.
Senator Saslaw from Fairfax County introduced the bill – which now sets in a subcommittee – awaiting introduction to the House.
Follow the bill’s progress: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+sum+SB1341
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