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Bill halting eminent domain right for wind energy vetoed

Of the bills presented to Governor Mark Gordon last week, he exercised his veto authority on just one.

HB 106 would have reimposed a moratorium on the exercise of power of condemnation for wind energy collector systems. However, Gordon said that a nine-year moratorium on the use of eminent domain is likely to stall development in Wyoming.

“Eminent domain has been and remains a delicate and problematic issue, which should only be deployed as a last resort because most often one party always prevails at the other’s detriment,” he wrote in a letter to the Speaker of the House, Albert So...

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