Rep. Stetkis (R-Canaan) (Governor’s Bill)

The laws governing expedited permitting for wind energy development would be amended by changing the definition of "expedited permitting area" to mean specified places that are identified by rule and the eastern portion of Aroostook County. It also changes from 8 miles to 40 miles the farthest distance from a proposed expedited wind energy development for which a visual impact assessment for potentially affected scenic resources of state or national significance may be required. The Senate passed the bill, the House did not. It died between the chambers.