HB 216 - Wind Project Bonding and Decommissioning

Rep. Jim Keane, (D-Butte), HD 73

HB 216 places reasonable bonding and decommissioning requirements on wind development. Projects would be required to develop a decommissioning plan as well as post a bond – administered by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality – to allow for reclamation of lands impacted by wind projects. Provisions exist for developers to appeal bonding amounts if deemed necessary.

MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Passed House Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations committee 15-1. Passed House 2nd Reading 97-3. | Official legislative site

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