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Bills submitted in the new legislative session  

Credit:  Wind Wise ~ Massachusetts | January 28, 2015 | windwisema.org ~~

Bills introduced in the new legislative session address wind turbine impacts, costs to rate payers and communities, and adverse health effects.

Please ask your senators and representatives to co-sponsor the following bills. The deadline to co-sponsor is Friday 1/30/15 and the text of these bills is on the Legislation WWMA Supports – 2015-2016 ‎page.

HD1775 ———– (sponsored by Representative Peake)
HD1780 ———– (sponsored by Representative Vieira)
SD1755 ————(sponsored by Senator Tarr)
HD3374 ———– (sponsored by Representative Smola)
HD3359 ———– (sponsored by Representative Smola)
HD3251 ———– (sponsored by Representative Heroux)
HD1771 ———– (sponsored by Representative Peake)
HD587 ————- (sponsored by Representative Smola)

To find the name and contact information of your state senator and of your state representative, go to www.malegislature.gov and click on Find A Legislator in the upper center of the screen.

Docket Information
HD1775 Resolve to establish a commission to study the health impacts from wind turbines to protect the health of the citizens of the commonwealth (Representative Peake).
HD1780 Wind Energy Relief Act” (Representative Vieira) establishes a fund to compensate people, businesses, and municipalities adversely impacted by wind turbines, and another fund to help compensate municipalities to remove or relocate wind turbines. Both funds are supported by monies already deducted from our electricity bills.
SD1755 An Act relative to the green communities act (Senator Tarr) requires an investigation of the impact of the Green Communities Act, including a review and analysis of current and future benchmarks. It also requires that the findings be made public.
HD3374 An Act relative to accountability of public funds used for wind turbines (Representative Smola) requires the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to post monthly updates of public funds spent for wind turbines. It also requires that the information be made public.
HD3359 An Act Promoting Transparency in Wind Generated Electricity Production (Representative Smola) requires wind projects to submit production statistics (megawatts per hour) if the project received public funds. It also requires the audited production statistics to be published.
HD3251 “The Electricity Bill Transparency Act” (Representative Heroux) establishes a framework to ensure electricity rate savings by requiring annual, public reports of ratepayer cost and benefits under the Green Communities Act. It also requires that costs for programs and policies under the Green Communities Act be itemized on electric bills.
HD1771 An Act Relative to Noise Pollution (Representative Peake) includes low frequency noise, infrasound and aerodynamic amplitude in MassDEP’s power to regulate noise.
HD587 An Act Relative to Noise and Air Pollution (Representative Smola) includes low frequency noise, infrasound, and Aerodynamic Amplitude Modulation in the definitions of noise and air pollution regulated by MassDEP.
Source:  Wind Wise ~ Massachusetts | January 28, 2015 | windwisema.org

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