• Bill to Limit Wind Farms Fails in North Carolina House

    Bill to Limit Wind Farms Fails in North Carolina House0

    Legislation banning wind energy projects across central and eastern portions of North Carolina used for military training flights failed to clear the House amid a contentious end-of-session showdown with the Senate over multiple bills before the state’s General Assembly adjourned last week. The measure approved in the North Carolina Senate last month was designed to protect missions at several installations by banning projects located in military training areas included on a map developed for the state’s Military Affairs Commission. The state’s new Department of Military and Veterans Affairs would have reviewed applications to build turbines and recommended whether to approve or deny them based on how the projects would affect military training …

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  • N.C. Senate Approves Bill Restricting Development of Wind Farms

    N.C. Senate Approves Bill Restricting Development of Wind Farms0

    The North Carolina Senate on Monday approved legislation banning wind energy projects across central and eastern portions of the state used for military training flights in an effort to protect missions at several installations. “I can tell you right now that a community, as far as the military is concerned, that is reactive is going to lose their military presence,” said state Sen. Norm Sanderson (R), whose district includes Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. “You cannot take a third of your largest economic driver in the state and throw it under the bus …

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  • Yuma to Consider Possible Sites for Moving Fairgrounds away from Air Station

    Yuma to Consider Possible Sites for Moving Fairgrounds away from Air Station0

    Consultants for the city of Yuma last week shared the results of a feasibility study of possible locations to relocate the Yuma County Fairgrounds, which lies inside the clear zone and accident potential zone No. 1 for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in southwestern Arizona. Concern about the proximity of the fairgrounds to the air station has grown in recent years as the property has become increasingly busy; it now is used for 200 days annually. In addition to concern about safety, noise issues also have been cited as a reason for considering relocating the fairgrounds …

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