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Government Taking Comments on Carolinas Wind Energy Proposal

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Wind turbines seen off the village of Blavandshuk, Denmark

The federal government holds hearings this week to get public comment on plans to lease hundreds of thousands of acres off the coast of the Carolinas for wind energy development.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified three areas in federal waters that could be leased for putting up wind turbines.

One of the areas is off the Outer Banks. The other two are offshore south of Wilmington and east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The first hearing is Monday in Kitty Hawk. Another is set Wednesday in Wilmington while the third will be held on Thursday in Carolina Shores, just across the state line from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The public has two more weeks to comment, either at the hearings or online.

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