House approves bipartisan plan for wind power off New London #CT

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Rep. John Piscopo, a Thomaston Republican who voted against the bill, said he has general concerns about the size and impact of gigantic turbines. “The footprint that these wind turbines take up — acres and acres of property,” Piscopo told his colleagues on the House floor. “The footprint to produce that kind of energy is huge. They’re going to dwarf any skyscraper you can think of. ... My concerns also are with the migratory bird population. A lot of our migratory birds follow the Gulf Stream. They call them the Cuisinarts of the sky. They really do chew up birds.”

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