Understanding Unnecessary Wind Moratorium in NC | INFOGRAPHIC

Understanding Unnecessary Wind Moratorium in NC | INFOGRAPHIC

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NC legislators recently put an 18-month moratorium, or temporary halt, on wind permitting, which could jeopardize proposed wind projects & hundreds of millions in investments in rural counties.

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What is a wind moratorium? How is House Bill 589 hurting NC workers, businesses, landowners, and communities?

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NC legislators will spend $150,000 of your tax dollars for additional studies, despite an already exhaustive permitting process by the U.S. Military.

By federal law, the U.S. Department of Defense and all the military bases, as well as the DoD and FAA, already have the power to pause, delay, or stop the siting, permitting, construction, and operations of any wind project in North Carolina andy any other state in our nation.

Wind turbine technician is the fastest growing job in America, with salaries averaging over $51,000 per year. Wind employment is expect to grow to 248,000 across the country by 2020. North Carolina currently employes over 1,000 workers in the wind manufacturing sector alone. And when a wind plant like Amazon US East is in construction, construction workers number over 500.

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