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Senate panel still debating 2nd energy bill

The Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee has been hearing testimony, asking questions and debating HB 347, the second piece of the energy compromise, for an hour now, and it's still going. Committee members have lots of questions about the bill, which extends the renewable energy sales tax rebate but adds sharp limits for wind and solar projects. A wind energy opponent from Firth who's testifying now just compared wind power generation to methamphetamine use, saying there's no way to do either responsibly.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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