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Bill would give local government more control over wind farm projects

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Madison (WQOW) - When it comes to wind energy, lawmakers could be looking to give a little more power back to local government. 

Current law restricts government from putting tougher restrictions on wind farms than the rules used by the Public Service Commission.  A bill introduced in both houses would give local government more authority as long as they meet one of three conditions: the rule protects the publics health, it does not change the cost or efficiency of the system, or provides an alternative to the system.  The bills have been assigned to committee.

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