Interior Department reduces North Carolina’s zone for offshore wind farms

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The U.S. Department of Interior has reduced North Carolina’s zone for offshore wind projects, reports News & Observer.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved one-fourth of the ocean waters it had been considering for wind farm development, leaving most of the sea regions off-limits, according to the news report.

The decision leaves open about 480 square miles of ocean, down from the 1,900 square miles that had been considered for potential wind farms.

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