- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to decide early this week whether to veto a bill dealing with siting renewable energy projects.

If he does, lawmakers would be expected to return for a one-day veto session on Thursday to see if they could override the governor.

At issue is a provision of Senate Bill 230. The bill calls for giving local communities and regional planning commissions more say in where renewable energy projects should go.

It also addresses what standards the Public Service Board should use when reviewing the potential for noise from wind power stations. There’s concern the criteria could be so low as to create an effective moratorium for the next year, while the board develops permanent rules on sound from wind turbines.

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