Hi Everyone,
Make sure to call the CGA Appropriations committee at 860-240-0393, 860-240-0390 and tell them to vote for HB 6249 (regulations for Wind Projects).  I’ve heard it’s not even on the agenda so let them have it!  Also call Representative Rigby 860-307-3778 and Senator Witkos  860.240.0436.
Thank You!
“Scenic and Wild” NW CT
The text of Bill 6249:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Siting Council, in consultation with the Department of Public Utility Control and the Department of Environmental Protection, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, concerning the siting of wind turbines. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, (1) a consideration of (A) setbacks, including considerations of tower height and distance from neighboring properties; (B) flicker; (C) a requirement for the developer to decommission the facility at the end of its useful life; (D) different requirements for projects of different sizes; (E) ice throw; (F) blade shear; and (G) impact on natural resources; and (2) a requirement for a public hearing for wind turbine projects. (b) The Connecticut Siting Council shall act on any application for siting of a wind turbine after the adoption of regulations pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. For any wind turbine application submitted to the siting council on or before the effective date of this section, the siting council shall resume consideration of such application upon adoption of such regulations and shall allow such applicant the opportunity to satisfy the regulation requirements.

For those most passionate call:

Legislative Aide to Co-Chair Harp:  Phyllis Silverman
 860-240-0393, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Co-Chair Walker
Legislative Office Building, Room 2702
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Vice Chair Prague

Legislative Aide

Pam Toohey
860-240-0579, or
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

In the District:
64 Parker Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 634-8770
Vice Chair Abercrombie
In the District:
64 Parker Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 634-8770
Vice Chair Genga
5 Elaine Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118-3515
(860) 569-8008
Vice Chair Miller
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4016
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267

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