WPR News
5:34 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

No eminent domain for wind developers for 2 more years.

Cheyenne, WY – The state Senate has given final approval to a proposed two-year extension of Wyoming's moratorium on using eminent domain powers for wind projects.
House Bill 230 passed unanimously on Friday and now goes to the
governor for his signature.
The bill would prevent private wind companies from condemning
land to build collector lines to connect wind turbines with
transmission lines until the end of June in 2013.
Supporters of the extended moratorium says state lawmakers need
more time to consider whether to either permanently ban the use of
eminent domain by wind developers or restrict it in a different
way.