Why this lawmaker wants to put proposals like Bethlehem’s wind farm to voters #PA

By National Wind Watch A state legislator wants projects like Bethlehem’s turbine proposal in the Poconos to face the winds of public opinion. The Bethlehem Authority, which owns 23,000 acres around the city’s water supply in Carbon and Monroe counties, would be required to let voters in the municipality in which such a project is proposed decide whether it should be allowed. If they say no, the project could not be voted upon for five years. State Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Lehighton, whose district includes . . .

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