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NextEra, Department of Defense extended deadline on wind farm talks

OSMPC contends the wind farm violates a recent amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act. The changes to the law require a determination by the federal government that planned wind turbine construction has no military impact, or the company must have an approved mitigation plan from the Defense Department, before a wind farm is constructed or expanded.

ENID, Okla. — The Department of Defense and NextEra Energy have extended the deadline again to reach a mitigation plan on a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.

NextEra has been authorized to proceed with construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA. Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the extension Monday.

Construction on the company’s wind farm west of Hinton was stopped in October after NextEra and Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission agreed to work on a mitigation plan with the Defense Department to resolve the issue. The new deadline to reach an agreement is Jan. 2.

OSMPC contends the wind farm violates a recent amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act. The changes to the law require a determination by the federal government that planned wind turbine construction has no military impact, or the company must have an approved mitigation plan from the Defense Department, before a wind farm is constructed or expanded.

Hunter is representing OSMPC in the negotiations.

ENID, Okla. — The Department of Defense and NextEra Energy have extended the deadline again to reach a mitigation plan on a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.

NextEra has been authorized to proceed with construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA. Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the extension Monday.

Construction on the company’s wind farm west of Hinton was stopped in October after NextEra and Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission agreed to work on a mitigation plan with the Defense Department to resolve the issue. The new deadline to reach an agreement is Jan. 2.

OSMPC contends the wind farm violates a recent amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act. The changes to the law require a determination by the federal government that planned wind turbine construction has no military impact, or the company must have an approved mitigation plan from the Defense Department, before a wind farm is constructed or expanded.

Hunter is representing OSMPC in the negotiations.


Source: https://www.stwnewspress.co...

DEC 17 2018
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