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Oklahoma Corporation Commission To Consider New Rules For Wind Industry

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will consider rules for the wind industry that outline proper procedures for landowner notification and turbine decommissioning, according to an order signed Tuesday.

The commission’s order follows a trio of meetings held at the request of Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa. During the meetings, commission staff identified notification and decommissioning as major categories for wind industry oversight. However, the commission’s upcoming rule-making process won’t address the most controversial issue discussed at the meetings: wind farm siting.

But Oklahoma lawmakers have already pledged to write bills that could bring further oversight to the wind industry, including, possibly, siting rules and an examination of industry tax credits.

 


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Joe was a founding reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma (2011-2019) covering the intersection of economic policy, energy and environment, and the residents of the state. He previously served as Managing Editor of Urban Tulsa Weekly, as the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Oklahoma Gazette and worked as a Staff Writer for The Oklahoman. Joe was a weekly arts and entertainment correspondent for KGOU from 2007-2010. He grew up in Bartlesville, Okla. and studied journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma.
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