MA Environmental Secretary Ian Bowles Weighs In On Wind

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a bill that aims to streamline the permitting process for siting large-scale wind turbines in the state. Away from the coast, the best winds blow in Western Massachusetts – the Berkshire Hills in particular. That’s got some in the area saying that Beacon Hill wants to take away local control. But in a recent conversation with WFCR’s Fred Bever, the state’s top environmental official, Ian Bowles, insisted that’s not true.