|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:05:29 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT, ENERGY: Kingsville (TX) city opposes wind farm near Naval Air Station|
Kingsville officials oppose wind farm near Riviera; Navy says impact
will be minimal
By Mark Collette Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX March 28, 2012KINGSVILLE - Kingsville city officials are opposing a planned wind farm near Riviera over fears that the turbines would interfere military radar, but a Navy base commander said he is pleased with steps the developer took to reduce conflicts.
Defense budget cuts have renewed worries that installations in the Coastal Bend could be shuttered in the next round of base closures. Kingsville officials are trying to prevent turbine developments that would make Naval Air Station Kingsville less attractive as a training ground for pilots.
The city council voted 5-0 Monday for a resolution opposing the Riviera wind project in hopes of protecting the base that, by city estimates, pumps $400 million a year into the local economy.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.caller.com/news/2012/mar/28/kingsville-officials-oppose- wind-farm-near-navy/
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