Wind energy setbacks passes House with amendments #ND

By National Wind Watch Increased setbacks for wind energy turbines were passed Tuesday by House members by a 60-32 vote. Senate Bill 2313 creates setbacks of 1.1 times the height of a wind turbine from the property line of a nonparticipating landowner as well as three times the height of a turbine from an inhabited rural residence of a nonparticipating landowner. The bill also establishes an ombudsmen program, overseen through the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, that would allow for the contracting of ombudsmen . . .

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