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Bill that could have bypassed tall structure ordinance dead

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TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A bill that could have trumped local ordinances to potentially bring wind turbines to East River Mountain has officially been shot down.

Senate Bill 1341 was unanimously voted down by its 14-member committee this week. The bill was largely opposed by local government, the Virginia Municipal League and the majority of Virginia State Senators.

The bill would have allowed renewable energy projects over 4 megawatts to bypass local regulations.

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