The 42-1 vote on Thursday represents the strongest stand against wind turbines taken by lawmakers in any state. The bill would amend a 1983 “ridge law” to allow only turbines that are 100 feet or smaller to be placed on ridgelines above 3,000 feet. This effectively bars industrial-sized turbines — which can reach several hundred feet in height — from the windy mountaintops.
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By By Kate Galbraith
In what may be the strongest stand against wind turbines by state lawmakers anywhere, the North Carolina Senate has voted overwhelmingly to ban large wind turbines from the state's scenic western ridgelines.
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By Industrial Wind Action Group
The North Carolina Senate voted overwhelmingly to ban large turbines from the state's ridgelines. The North Carolina State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to ban large wind turbines from the state's scenic western ridgelines.
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