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Independent Commission Bills Before Public Health Committee

July 7, 2013

Four bills filed on behalf of Wind Wise ~ Massachusetts will be among those addressed at a state house hearing on Tuesday July 9, 2013. People from many communities around the state–both with and without wind turbines–will present testimony. The hearing begins at 9:30 am according to the office of John F. Keenan, the Senate co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health.

The bills were filed by senators and representatives across the state, from Sarah Peake on Cape Cod to Michael Knapik in Western Mass. and including Todd Smola and George Peterson in Central Mass. The bill numbers are:

  • S.1041 An Act to Protect the Health of Citizens of the Commonwealth filed by Senator Knapik. This legislation establishes a commission to study the health impacts of wind turbines and to recommend administrative and legislative changes to mitigate or eliminate any adverse health effects from wind turbines.
  • H.2048 Resolve to Establish a Commission to Study the Health Impacts from Wind Turbines filed by Representative Peake. This legislation  has a more specific mandate to investigate and study the incidence and impacts in the Commonwealth of adverse health effects from wind turbines.
  • H.2049 An Act to Protect the Health of Citizens of the Commonwealth filed by Representative Peterson.
  • H.2089 An Act to Protect the Health of Citizens of the Commonwealth filed by Representative Smola.

Co-sponsors of the bills are similarly bi-partisan and even more varied geographically.

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