Wind power projects idled - Lawmakers object to radar-study delay
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin are urging the federal government to quickly resolve delays on wind energy projects caused by a Department of Defense study of whether wind turbines interfere with military radar.
June 20, 2006
by Frederic j. Frommer, Associated Press
in St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Federal Aviation Administration told more than a dozen wind developers in the Midwest their projects may not get safety permits until the study is finished. It's not clear when the study will be done.
Sen. Norm Coleman, a Minnesota Republican, plans to circulate a letter among Senate colleagues this week that would urge the FAA to work with wind energy managers to come up with a resolution.
"There is no question we must always be diligent where our homeland security is concerned," he said in a statement, "but we must not lose sight of our energy security, which will... [continue via Web link]