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Wis. windmill siting group to meet Thursday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group developing statewide standards for wind turbines will meet this week to discuss guidelines for the rules.

Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill in September calling for state regulators to create uniform site regulations for wind farms. The standards will trump any local ordinances.

The bill came about after wind energy developers complained local governments’ rules were too restrictive.

The state Wind Siting Council plans to meet Thursday afternoon at the state Public Service Commission in Madison. The agenda calls for discussing the council’s principles.

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