Governor Mills has signed a bill that should have been included in the Expedited Wind Act over a decade ago.
The new law is intended to balance the power between energy developers and regular citizens who are essentially defenseless. "Equity" is a popular word these days, but it hasn't existed since the Expedited Wind Law was enacted.
Think rural manners, residents and camp owners in the Unorganized Territory, citizens of rural towns whose selectmen are in the bag...
Time will tell if this is just feel-good legislation or it actually makes a difference.
Hannah Pingree ➡️ will take public input as she figures out how to make "equity" a consideration in proceedings at the DEP, PUC, etc.