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Elections board: Ruling on wind energy petition due in mid-August
29 June 2022
Ohio

Workers at the Crawford County Board of Elections are in the process of certifying 2,604 signatures on a petition seeking a referendum vote on wind energy in Crawford County. “It’s like any other petition; we’re going through our due diligence, looking up each individual’s signature and verifying that,” said Kim Rudd, director of the board of elections. “It’s just time-consuming.” On May 5, commissioners passed a resolution blocking wind farm development in all unincorporated areas of the county, effectively barring . . .

SA wind farms, big Tesla battery fined more than $4 million over separate breaches
29 June 2022
Australia

The owners of four wind farms in South Australia and the state’s big Tesla battery have been fined more than $4 million over two separate breaches identified during major grid disturbances. Federal Court Justice Anthony Besanko fined three subsidiaries of AGL Energy a total of $3.5 million for failing to seek approval for critical systems settings on their Hallett 1, 2, 4 and 5 wind farms in the state’s Mid-North for more than three years, including on the day of . . .

Maple Valley Township Board approves wind ordinance
29 June 2022
Michigan

MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP – The Maple Valley Township Board in a 4-1 vote on June 13 approved a wind energy ordinance, which will almost certainly go to a voter referendum even as the township supervisor is facing a recall and is also headed to trial for an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act. The vote came during yet another chaotic meeting in which the longtime treasurer resigned and the supervisor’s wife was appointed to the position. Meanwhile, a township resident . . .

Glenmont residents sue Port of Albany, Bethlehem over wind turbine project
29 June 2022
New York

ALBANY – A group of more than 20 Glenmont residents are suing the Port of Albany and the town of Bethlehem for allegedly clearing 80 acres of land on the Hudson River for a $350 million offshore wind turbine tower fabrication facility without allegedly providing proper notification to local homeowners. The group, led by attorney R. Christopher Dempf, live near the project site, which is technically called Beacon Island, a man-made parcel of land on the Hudson that is largely industrial . . .

Newsom has a plan to keep the lights on in California — using fossil fuels
29 June 2022
California

Major environmental groups haven’t taken a position on Newsom’s proposal to streamline project approval, after an earlier provision that would have eliminated additional layers of review — including from the Coastal Commission — was removed. Local governments, though, are furious. In a letter opposing the bill, the California State Assn. of Counties, Urban Counties of California, Rural County Representatives of California and the League of California Cities said renewable energy facilities “can have enormous impacts on local communities.” They said the Energy Commission approval process is “overly broad, usurps local control, excludes local governments from meaningful involvement in major development projects within their jurisdictions, and could result in even more litigation.”

Study: Offshore wind development could reduce surf clam catch revenue by as much as 15%
29 June 2022
Maine, U.S.

Offshore wind farms could reduce the catch of Atlantic surf clams in the mid-Atlantic, according to a new study from Rutgers University. The research published last week was funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Rutgers associate professor Daphne Munroe found that the leases for wind projects could reduce surf clam revenue by 3-15% in the area from Virginia to Massachusetts. The fishery is worth more than $30 million annually. The study did not include Maine, but adds . . .

Boards should not follow any recommendations on ordinances from Apex
29 June 2022
Michigan, Opinions

The brochure from Apex Clean Energy, (the entity trying to bring industrial wind turbines to Montcalm County), makes claims regarding conservation, property values and property rights. One claim is that the company works in consultation with environmental agencies and uses conservation measures to ensure that wind projects have no significant effects on bird/bat populations. Why, then, must landowners leave the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)? CRP is a conservation program in which farmers receive yearly payments to remove environmentally sensitive land . . .

County to send letter to BOEM, other agencies regarding offshore wind energy
29 June 2022
Oregon

Lincoln County has approved a resolution that directs staff to draft a letter with recommendations to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Oregon Department of Energy, and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, regarding offshore wind energy. “Lincoln County recognizes that offshore wind energy has potential in our state and nation’s clean energy portfolio and to help reduce dependency on fossil fuels,” the resolution states. Last week, the commissioners heard from Bob Eder, co-chair of the . . .

Borrego turbines are too close to local wildlife refuge areas
29 June 2022
New York, Opinions

Recently the Town of Shelby hosted a meeting to seek public opinion about a proposed pair of 650-foot-tall wind turbines along Route 63 just south of Medina. We were given very brief notice about this meeting and the proposed site is on the land of the Shelby town supervisor (what? that doesn’t sound right!). I attended the meeting and listened to a lot of theories and promises by the individuals who represented the developer, California-based Borrego (which doesn’t sound like . . .

Editorial: We must have a say in offshore wind-energy plans
29 June 2022
Editorials, Washington

Few dispute the need to develop alternative ways to generate electricity that don’t produce greenhouse gases, but our local response to a proposed floating offshore wind farm isn’t a straightforward “yes.” Similar complications arise regarding floating wind turbines off the southern Oregon coast. These prompted the Astoria City Council and the Port of Astoria Commission to recently ask the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Energy to take their time before granting permission. Clatsop County . . .

Dearth of wind power risks exacerbating Germany’s energy crisis
29 June 2022
Germany, Accidents

Little wind in Germany is worsening the energy crisis in Europe’s biggest economy and risking driving prices even higher. The nation has the region’s biggest wind power capacity, but calm weather forecast to last into the first week of July means that actual output will remain very low. The day-ahead power contract advanced more than 3% on Wednesday to near the highest level since March. Germany relies more than most nations in the region on renewables and when the wind . . .

New Mexico inks trust land leases for massive wind project
29 June 2022
New Mexico

New Mexico’s public land commissioner on Monday signed nearly a dozen leases that will clear the way for a major renewable energy developer to erect wind turbines across 230 square miles (595 square kilometers) of state trust land. Officials are billing Pattern Energy’s planned development in Lincoln, Torrance and San Miguel counties as the largest wind energy project in the western hemisphere. The company at the end of 2021 brought online four wind farms in central New Mexico totaling more . . .

Planned wind farms will ‘severely affect sailings’ Steam Packet to UK
29 June 2022
Europe, U.K.

An ambitious plan to expand clean energy generation in the Irish Sea has been unveiled and people are being asked to give their opinion to the groups behind it. The offshore wind farm, called Mona, is being developed by EnBW and bp. Mona forms one half of a pair of wind farms – the other has been named Morgan – that together are expected to generate enough clean electricity to power about 3.4 million UK households. The wind farms will . . .

An Bord Pleanála to consent to order quashing its approval for €70m Kildare wind farm
29 June 2022
Ireland, Victories

An Bord Pleanála has indicated it will consent to an order quashing its permission for a €70 million wind farm in Co Kildare, the High Court has heard. Local resident Lorraine Quinn and environmental NGO Eco Advocacy CLG brought a judicial review challenge against the board’s approval in September 2020 for the 12-turbine development at Drehid, near Carbury. The court heard on Monday that the board would no longer be contesting the action. Barrister John Kenny said there remained a . . .

Paul LePage opposes wind-energy farm that would be sited about 30 miles off Maine coast
29 June 2022
Maine

Former Gov. Paul LePage says if reelected in November, he would not proceed with Gov. Janet Mills’ application to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to site a wind-energy farm about 30 miles off Maine’s coast. “My minimum is 40 miles out. If you’re out 40 miles or 50 miles I’ll be all supportive. In the fishing waters I will not support windmills,” he says. LePage spoke at an event in Windham, where his candidacy was endorsed by Associated . . .

Wind farm, environmentalists agree on ways to protect whales
29 June 2022
New York, Rhode Island

The developers of an offshore wind farm and three environmental organizations announced Monday that they have reached an agreement to further protect rare North Atlantic right whales during construction and operation of the energy-generating project. The agreement involving Orsted and Eversource – developers of South Fork Wind off the coast of New England and New York – was signed by the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Conservation Law Foundation, the groups said in a joint statement. The . . .

Sandbridge residents oppose high-voltage cables from offshore wind project near Outer Banks
29 June 2022
Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH – A wind energy company’s proposed project off the coast of the Outer Banks is ruffling the feathers of Virginia Beach residents 36 miles to the north who don’t want high-voltage cables in their beachfront neighborhood. Avangrid Renewables, based in Boston, is still in the early stages of developing its Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Project. The company plans to build a wind farm 27 miles from Corolla, North Carolina, and is proposing to bring the transmission cables ashore in . . .

In support of townships, large solar and wind farms banned by Butler County
25 June 2022
Ohio

The Butler County commissioners said while they understand the need for supporting alternative energy sources, they want to respect the wishes of their township trustees so they voted unanimously to ban industrial solar and wind farms. Last week they conducted a required public hearing after 12 of 13 township trustee boards passed resolutions asking them to ban the utility-grade energy generating farms. Several people spoke out against the ban and Commissioner T.C. Rogers said he heard them, but believes the . . .

Ocean City continues battle against offshore wind farm
25 June 2022
New Jersey

Ocean City intensified its fight against a proposed ocean wind energy farm by criticizing plans by the project’s developer to build an underground transmission line that would come ashore at the beach and run through town. During an online hearing Friday held by the state Board of Public Utilities, the city’s lead attorney accused Ocean Wind LLC of proposing a route for the transmission line at 35th Street simply because it would be the least expensive option for the company. . . .

Rapp’s solar, wind teardown bill passes house
25 June 2022
Pennsylvania

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp to require solar and wind energy decommissioning plans has been passed by the House of Representatives. The legislation heads to the state Senate for discussion. Rapp, R-Warren, introduced the bill in December. Any alternative energy agreement will be required to include a decommissioning plan and proof of financing from a banking institution to pay to remove the solar panels or turbine. The plan would have to be updated regularly with money held in escrow . . .

Niyol wind turbine comes crashing down; NextEra is investigating
25 June 2022
Colorado, Accidents

NextEra Energy is investigating the toppling of a wind turbine south of Fleming Wednesday. Steve Stengel, a spokesman for NextEra, said the company is looking into what caused the mast of the 300-foot turbine to buckle. Emergency responders first were notified late Wednesday afternoon that blades were falling off of a wind turbine in the Niyol Wind Farm near the intersection of County Roads 16 and 59, roughly 10 miles southeast of Sterling. When they arrived the found that the . . .

Ocean City seeks to divert wind power plan
25 June 2022
New Jersey

OCEAN CITY – City attorney Dorothy McCrosson took aim at plans to run a power line across the city at 35th Street at a Friday morning hearing of the state Board of Public Utilities, arguing there are other options to bring wind power to shore. The BPU board heard oral arguments in a request for Ocean Wind 1, planned as the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of New Jersey that is projected to power a half-million homes. First, . . .

End-of-life plan urged for wind turbines
25 June 2022
Australia

Tens of thousands of wind turbine blades could be destined for landfill by the end of the decade unless end-of-life programs are established. The giant aerofoils, which are constructed of carbon fibre or glass fibre composites, are expensive to break down and the recovered material has little worth, researchers say. “The same features that make the blades cost-effective and reliable for use in commercial wind turbines make them very difficult to recycle in a cost-effective fashion,” University of South Australia . . .

‘We don’t want this’: Five Sutherland communities come together with simple message over Meall Buidhe Wind Farm
25 June 2022
Scotland

Objectors to a controversial Sutherland wind farm have sent a strong message to Highland councillors in advance of a special planning meeting next week. Campaign group No Ring of Steel (NORoS) has released striking images of a protest meeting held against the proposed Meall Buidhe wind farm as well as the proliferation of wind farms in the Rosehall area. Residents from five Sutherland communities most affected by the development – Rosehall, Altass, Brae, Durcha and Linside – are shown holding . . .

Vestas turbine collapses at Iberdrola wind farm in Australia
25 June 2022
Australia, Accidents

Operations at Iberdrola’s Walkaway wind farm at Alinta in Western Australia have been temporarily halted after a Vestas turbine collapsed at the site last week, with the cause still unknown. “No one was near the wind turbine at the time of the incident and there are no injuries. The project’s remaining wind turbines have been temporarily paused,” Vestas said in a statement sent to Recharge. “The area is secured, and Vestas will undertake investigations in close cooperation with Iberdrola to . . .

Some Sandbridge residents vote against offshore wind project
25 June 2022
Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Some community members in Virginia Beach are pushing back against an offshore wind project. A company called Avangrid Renewables wants to bring subsea cables above the ground in Sandbridge. “You know, people spend their life savings and they come down here and they buy houses to enjoy the beach,” said Sandbridge resident Andrew Horne. Horne is a member of the Sandbridge Beach Civic League. He said he worries the offshore wind project on the horizon will change . . .

Cumberland County restricting, not banning wind power in Wentworth, N.S.
25 June 2022
Nova Scotia

WENTWORTH, N.S. – Cumberland County is going to restrict the development of large wind turbines in the Wentworth Valley, but has opted not to ban them altogether. Cumberland municipal council’s proposed changes to its land-use bylaws regarding wind turbines passed second reading during its June session on Wednesday. But instead of a 3.5-kilometre ban on wind turbines on both sides of Highway 4 in the valley, council has opted to restrict development to 3.2 kilometres on each side. “I look at . . .

Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk pylon proposal could hit house prices ‘by a third’
25 June 2022
England

An estate agent has warned house prices could fall by a third if a 112-mile pylon scheme to carry offshore wind power through East Anglia is approved. Paul Beresford, chief executive officer of Essex-based Beresfords, said the proposal was already impacting property sales. Campaigners said the idea was “horrific”, while some residents have claimed it was “terrible”. National Grid said it was attempting to hit government green energy targets. Mr Beresford said: “There have been studies in the past that . . .

Windy promises don’t rate in the real world: Energy Security Board
25 June 2022
Australia

Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio’s assurances that offshore wind would provide a backstop to the energy market are undermined by the real-world experience of capacity markets around the world. Evidence published by the Energy Security Board this week shows that operators of capacity mechanisms in the UK, Ireland and US routinely impose severely diminished reliability ratings on wind and solar generators Based on the figures presented by the ESB, Victoria’s ambitious future offshore wind power capacity could be “derated” to . . .

Grand Forks County drops wind farm moratorium
25 June 2022
North Dakota

The Grand Forks County Commission has lifted a moratorium on wind farm applications after tweaking a series of local siting requirements. The revised document includes moving the setback for wind turbines from one-quarter to one-half mile. The changes also define the tower height setback from property lines and right-of-ways. Another provision involves the so-called shadow flicker – or the amount of time rotating wind blades can cast shadows on nearby dwellings. The max time would be 30 hours per year . . .

Bloomer Township Planning Commission tables wind ordinance, again
25 June 2022
Michigan

BLOOMER TOWNSHIP – The Bloomer Township Planning Commission continues to be in no hurry to vote on a wind and solar energy ordinance. The Planning Commission held a public hearing Wednesday evening on the draft ordinance – the second public hearing that’s been held on the matter. The 16-minute meeting adjourned with the Planning Commission once again declining to take action in advancing the ordinance to the township board. “I have on the agenda a call for a vote, but I’m not . . .

Citizens want energy industry to listen to concerns about placement of wind turbines, transmission lines
25 June 2022
Australia

As industry held its fourth annual Tasmanian Energy Development Conference in Devonport this week, about 40 citizens stood outside in the rain with handheld signs to advocate for Tasmanian energy issues. As the state’s “largest energy event of the year”, the two-day event cost $2,000 per ticket and claimed to bring together key industry stakeholders from Tasmania and interstate for networking opportunities, including drinks and a conference dinner, as part of the “all-encompassing industry experience”. Outside the private conference at . . .

As feds eye more wind leases off Virginia, fishing industries fear losses
25 June 2022
Virginia

Today, two wind turbines turn off Virginia’s coast. But by the middle of the next decade, hundreds more may have joined them. With a major push underway by President Joe Biden’s administration to develop 30 gigawatts of offshore wind as a way to reduce U.S. reliance on fossil fuels, federal officials are looking to dramatically expand the areas where wind farms can be built in U.S. waters. Virginia is an epicenter of interest: Of 4 million acres of ocean identified . . .

County comments on state climate plan
25 June 2022
New York

The public comment period on a document assembled by the state Climate Action Council, known as a draft scoping plan, is coming to an end on July 1. The plan dictates how goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act – the state law mandating abandonment of fossil fuel energy sources and reduce emissions below 85% of 1990 levels by 2050 – will be achieved. Niagara County’s formal comment on the plan has been drafted by environmental coordinator Dawn Timm, who . . .

Oregon offshore wind developers rebuff push toward deeper waters
25 June 2022
Oregon

Offshore wind power developers are rebuffing Oregon seafood industry efforts to nudge their development opportunities into deeper waters farther off the coast. The viability of siting projects in deeper waters has emerged as a key question after federal ocean energy managers outlined two zones, one off Coos Bay and the other Brookings, for leasing consideration. Those “call areas” begin about 14 miles from the coast and extend from 46 to 65 miles offshore, with water depths ranging up to 1,300 . . .

Tama County farmer challenges Board of Supervisors action reaffirming outdated commercial wind energy ordinance
24 June 2022
Iowa, Press releases

TOLEDO, Iowa – On June 22, Plaintiff Richard W. Arp, a fourth-generation Tama County crop and livestock producer who farms near Clutier, filed a petition for declaratory judgment against the Tama County Board of Supervisors in the Iowa District Court in and for Tama County. A declaratory judgment is a binding judgment from the Court to determine the rights and obligations of each party. Arp, a member of the Tama County Against Turbines LLC (TCAT) coalition asks the Court to . . .

Tractor motorcade makes point
23 June 2022
Australia, Photos

Farmers and landholders rallied with a convoy of tractors to protest against the proposed Mumblin wind farm. Farmers took about 15 tractors adorned with signs such as “No Wind Farms Here,” and “No Turbines Near our Homes” to the Ecklin community hall on Saturday where the windfarm proponents were holding drop-in meetings with local residents. The Ecklin-Elingamite-Glenfyne Community Association Stop Mumblin Wind Farm group organised the rally. The group has maintained it was not opposed to wind farms but objects . . .

Wind turbine collapses near Ames
23 June 2022
Oklahoma, Accidents

AMES, Okla. – Authorities are looking into what caused a wind turbine to collapse in Major County. Ames Fire Chief Mike Willey said a resident who lives about a mile away from where the turbine stood heard a thud, looked over and saw the downed turbine and reported it. Ames Volunteer Fire Department responded at 6:45 p.m. Monday. There was no fire, and firefighters contained the scene while waiting for company representative to respond, which they did in about half an . . .

Wind farm’s connection to power grid causes lights to flicker across South Australia
23 June 2022
Australia, Complaints

A connection between Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park and the national electricity grid is under investigation for causing lights to flicker and dim across South Australia for hours this morning. Energy distributor ElectraNet said the privately-owned power generator connected its new wind farm to the grid in South Australia’s north about 1:30am, causing a “voltage issue”. There have been widespread reports of house and street lights flickering across the state as a result. South Australian Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said . . .

Wind turbine snaps in half in Northeast Colorado
23 June 2022
Colorado

In Northeastern Colorado a sea of wind turbines spins to provide renewable energy for thousands. Fleming Volunteer fire department says they received a call Wednesday of blades falling off one turbine. When crews got on scene they found an entire tower had snapped in half and collapsed. Sterling Fire says it happened in the area of county road 16 and 59. There is no word yet on what caused the break to happen or how the turbine will be repaired . . .

Alinta Wind Farm in Walkaway remains shut down amid turbine collapse investigation
23 June 2022
Australia, Accidents

Operations remain on halt at the Walkaway wind farm after a turbine collapsed in unknown circumstances earlier this month, with maintenance contractors saying the investigation is ongoing. Alinta Wind Farm comprises 54 Vestas V82 wind turbines, and the wind farm generates enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of about 64,000 homes each year. Iberdrola Australia CEO and managing director Ross Rolfe said the incident was a major failure and the company was working with the manufacturer to understand the . . .

Local citizen asks Morgan commissioners about ongoing trouble with turbine lights
23 June 2022
Illinois, Complaints

Discussion yesterday morning at the Morgan County Commissioners meeting about an incorrect phone number led to a larger discussion about Ørsted not getting the Aircraft Detection Lighting System on the Lincoln Land Wind project updated and fixed. Joana Ramsey, an Alexander resident, spoke during public comment Tuesday morning letting the Morgan County Commissioners know that the telephone number for the Lincoln Land Wind complaint line listed on the county’s website was incorrect and led to a fax number. Ramsey pointed . . .

PA House committee passes bill limiting wind turbines near military bases
23 June 2022
Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania House committee voted on party lines to limit the construction or installation of wind turbines that negatively affect military installations. House Bill 2367, known as the Military Installation Training Preservation Act, would “prohibit the construction or installation of a wind turbine in an area or a region of a military installation in this Commonwealth that may affect the military installation’s airspace, flight paths or established training needs in accordance with this act.” The bill was voted on by . . .

Wind tower falls over in Logan County
23 June 2022
Colorado, Accidents, Photos

Fire officials say a wind tower fell over in Logan County on Wednesday. The Fleming Volunteer Fire Department said it was called to County Road 61 on reports that blades were falling off a wind turbine. The Sterling Fire Department also responded and said it was near the area of CR 61 and CR 59. Fire officials who responded found the tower “had fallen over,” according to the fire department in Fleming. Photos show the tower folded in half, its . . .

Wind turbines bound for landfill because of hefty recycling expenses
23 June 2022
Australia

Researchers from the University of South Australia are urging renewable energy companies in the state to come up with an end-of-life plan for their ageing wind turbines. A study led by Professor Peter Majewski indicated that tens of thousands of old turbines could end up in landfill by the end of the decade. Worldwide, there could be more than 40 million tonnes of blade waste in landfills by 2050. Wind turbines have life span of 10 to 20 years and . . .

Push for more renewables may undermine Taiwan’s defense capabilities
23 June 2022
Taiwan

Taiwan may find itself in a quandary over the needs to develop wind power and bolstering national defense after reports flagged wind energy infrastructure as a potential hindrance to military radar capabilities. The military has confirmed that wind turbines could interfere with the surface-to-air missile systems deployed in the northwestern coast of Taiwan. The low-frequency noise generated by the turbines is likely to affect the reflected radio waves that phased array radars need to detect signals of missiles or aircraft, . . .

Commissioners discuss Wind Energy Development Moratorium
23 June 2022
Kansas

The Brown County Commission met Monday morning and heard more information about the Wind Energy Development Moratorium from County Attorney Kevin Hill. County Attorney Hill addressed the questions presented at the last meeting about the Wind Energy Development Moratorium. Hill stated that the $1,000 per day fine is fairly standard. Commissioner Pollock suggested raising the fine to create a larger deterrent to wind energy companies, to which Hill responded that the presented resolution is simply a draft, and that the . . .

20 recall petitions filed against 3 Winfield Township Board members
23 June 2022
Michigan

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP – A total of 20 recall petitions were filed against three members of the Winfield Township Board after those board members voted last week to approve a controversial wind energy ordinance. Dave Meyers of Winfield Township on Tuesday filed eight petitions each against Supervisor Phyllis Larson and Clerk Colleen Stebbins and four petitions against Trustee John Black. Those three board members voted in favor of approving a wind ordinance, while Treasurer Cathy Killinger and Trustee Steve Cole voted “no” . . .

Tree clearing at Port of Albany puts $29.5M grant for wind facility at risk
23 June 2022
New York, Complaints

A $29.5 million federal grant to help build the nation’s first offshore wind facility at the Port of Albany is in jeopardy after 80 acres of trees were cleared without port officials completing a required federal review. All work has stopped after contractors improperly cleared trees on the port’s 80-acre site, slated to include a wharf, a new bridge and internal roadways and four buildings, without starting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review process mandated under the National Environmental Policy . . .

Gov. John Bel Edwards signs offshore wind bill despite worries it may discourage wind farms
23 June 2022
Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an offshore wind energy bill Tuesday that has received mixed reviews from proponents of the Gulf of Mexico’s nascent wind industry. Edwards, who strongly backs offshore wind development in the Gulf, signed House Bill 165, which creates a framework that would allow offshore wind leasing for the first time in Louisiana waters. Some members of the offshore wind industry objected to a provision that lets the state take a cut of wind farm revenues while . . .

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