“Three GOP members of a key committee say they plan to block state regulators from expanding their authority to turn over private property for wind energy developments.
Some Iowa counties have passed local zoning ordinances restricting where wind turbines may be placed. Critics say those restrictions would be overruled by the proposed Iowa Utilities Board regulations — because if the board approves a wind farm project, eminent domain authority could be used to convert private property for the public use of renewable energy generation.”
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Henderson, Kay. Radio Iowa 3 August 2020.