Wind Farms Buoyed By Obama Administration

The Obama administration yesterday announced that it would put $50 million dollars into speeding up the process to get offshore wind farms built along the Atlantic coast.

In his recent State of the Union, President Obama announced a goal of switching the United States to getting 80% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2035. On Monday, his administration took a step towards that goal by dedicating funding to expediting four wind projects off the coasts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.

From USA Today:

"Wind advocates called for a streamlined process after it took eight years for the Cape Wind project off Cape Cod, Mass., to obtain a lease as the nation's first offshore wind farm. That project faced opposition from Indian tribes, some environmentalists and residents, who argued it threatened marine life and ruined ocean views."

Full Story: Obama fast-tracks Mid-Atlantic offshore wind energy

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