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John S. McCollister: The benefits of wind energy

Midlands Voices, Omaha World-Herald

The writer, of Omaha, represents Legislative District 20 in the Nebraska Legislature.

Along with our abundant groundwater resources, Nebraska has a very special above-ground resource — wind. As a member of the Natural Resources Committee, I am proud to have worked closely with my colleagues in the Legislature to pass Legislative Bill 824 in 2016. This bill, which I introduced and designated as my personal priority, allows wind energy companies to thrive in Nebraska by removing 1930s regulatory barriers. Continue reading.