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Senator Fraser Announces Senate Hearing on Wind Turbines
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008

The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will hold a hearing on Monday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. in the Betty King Room of the Texas Capitol, to discuss the current industry practices and regulations associated with the siting of wind turbines.

The committee will hear invited testimony from the Public Utility Commission of Texas on the wind turbine siting process. Additionally, the Committee has invited representatives from the wind generation industry and local land owners to appear to discuss the impact of regulation on the industry and on private property rights. Members of the public also are invited to participate.

“This hearing will allow the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce to review the pros and cons of regulating the siting of wind turbines”, stated Fraser. “I am confident that this review will assist the Legislature in making policy decisions that help develop wind energy in those areas where it is welcome and encouraged.”

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