In North Carolina, wind farm ban misses a key legislative deadline

Energy News Network: A contentious bill to ban wind farms in much of eastern North Carolina missed a key legislative deadline last week, but observers say the proposal could well reappear before lawmakers adjourn for the summer.

Senate Bill 377 would prohibit new wind turbines in an area reaching into more than 50 counties and covering nearly all of the state’s coastal plain, according to a study commissioned by the General Assembly that outlines military-related activities in the state.

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