Local leaders advocate for offshore wind

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Submitted: Fri, 03/01/2013 - 3:11am
Updated: Tue, 03/12/2013 - 2:56pm

Raleigh, NC — Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina.  

The members issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior Thursday, urging it to move forward quickly in developing the state's offshore wind resources.  

"North Carolina has the most offshore wind potential of any Atlantic state, so it makes sense that we would move forward as quickly as we responsibly can," said Dave Rogers, field director for Environment North Carolina.

The letter follows an earlier show of support from Gov. Pat McCrory, who submitted a similar letter shortly after taking office in January.  

The U.S. Department of Interior released a Call for Information and Nominations in December for three lease locations in the federal waters off the North Carolina coast.  These "Call Areas" are larger than the combined totals of all the other the areas under consideration by other Atlantic Coast states.

"We applaud the leadership shown from Senator Hagan and Representatives Price and McIntyre," said Rogers.  "With their continued lea


  • John A. Difloure says:

    If private enterprise determines wind investment to be profitable – fine. I wouldn’t support government using tax dollars. We’ve got enough green energy failures.

  • taxpayer says:

    Besides, how will the tree-hugging libs make their way out to hug a windmill? The only thing “green” about “green energy” is the increased “green” it costs to produce…and consume.

  • Vog46 says:

    But even a failing enterprise ill provide jobs for awhile which we need desperately.
    I just wonder how big this will really be…..


  • B M says:

    of course Hagan and McIntyre want wind generators, their voting records prove they are both for anything that bilks the taxpayer system,, both of them are big spending liberals with no morals when it comes to wasting taxpayer money, anyone with a lick of sense knows that if wind generators or solar panels were worthwhile private enterprise would be building them with “NO” subsidies attached.

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