"Opponents of this bill spoke at length of the benefits we would realize from wind energy, but only when pressed by Rep. Larry Dunphy, R-Embden, did any comment on the issue of citizen rights. Many persisted in ignoring that point.
Those who did address the question expressed regret for this consequence, but went on to describe the inconvenience of allowing local residents to be heard.
One described local input as an “encumbrance.” Another described open hearings prior to permitting as an added “layer of bureaucracy.”
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