10/8/10 Wind Rules Hearing just around the corner AND Wisconsin residents sue the Public Service Commission
PSC sued over wind farm rules
Farmers want stricter regulations
Oct 8 2010
MADISON - A western Wisconsin couple is suing the state Public Service Commission over its proposed new rules for wind farms.
The suit alleges the PSC did not make the proper environmental impact study before coming up with the rules, which were proposed in August.
The attorney for David and Deloras Vind, who own a farm near Arcadia in Trempealeau County, said he hopes a judge would force the PSC to reconsider the rules and come up with a new proposal that includes longer setbacks, tougher noise restrictions and more protections for property owners.
Friday afternoon, a PSC spokesman told FOX 11, "the PSC has approved the rule consistent with its statutory obligations and it will vigorously defend against this lawsuit."
The rules are set to considered by a state Senate committee Oct. 13.
SAVE THE DATE:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail
The Senate Committee on Utilities, Energy and Rail will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:00 AM, 411 South at the State Capitol in Madison relating to Clearinghouse Rule 10-057 siting of wind energy systems.
Senator Jeffry Plale, Chair
NOTE FROM THE BPWI RESEARCH NERD: The public is encouraged to attend and and speak at the hearing regarding the PSC's wind siting rules.