And blocks an effort to stall the implementation of consensus rules about to go into effect, freeing investors - - job-creators - - to build and install turbines.
State Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center), again steps up for the Wisconsin environment a day after blocking the mining bill yesterday.
Senate Republicans put forward a bill requiring the PSC to write new wind rules, but they pulled the bill back Wednesday because they didn't have the votes. Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) said there was no way to get the measure passed and that the old rules would go into effect.
Republicans control the Senate 17-16. All the Democrats and Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) opposed blocking the rules, meaning Republicans were one vote shy of passing it.