The legislature directed the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to increase opportunities for public participation in deciding where new wind projects can be built. The DEP must also evaluate the potential scenic and wildlife impacts of wind power. The bill also protects the habitat of Bicknell’s Thrush, a globally rare bird species found at very specific high elevations.
Bill passed; signed by the Governor
Sponsor: Roberta B. Beavers
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