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April 9, 2014

Reid asks DOD to stop holding up major Southwest project

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-04-09 06:42:19

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is nudging the Defense Department to drop objections to a massive New Mexico-to-Arizona transmission line project near an Army missile testing range and to work with the Interior Department to devise a plan to get the power line built. [ read more … ]

O’Malley: Not Convinced On Wind Turbine Moratorium

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2014-04-09 06:42:35

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he still has misgivings about a bill to set a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland. O’Malley wouldn’t say Monday if he would veto legislation that has been sent to his desk. But the governor, who is a strong supporter of wind energy, says, “I have yet to conclude that windmills are quite the threat to Naval air radar that those advocating for this ban have concluded.” [ read more … ]

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