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05/19/13 — Wind farms limit is now law

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Wind farms limit is now law

By Steve Herring
Published in News on May 19, 2013 1:50 AM

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Gov. Pat McCrory, third from left, stops on the steps of the old state Capitol building to chat with from left, Sen. Louis Pate of Mount Olive, and Reps. John Bell of Goldsboro and Jimmy Dixon of Calypso Friday morning just minutes after signing legislation designed to protect the state's military bases from encroachment by windmill farms. Bell and Dixon were two of the House bill's primary sponsors. Pate and Sen. Don Davis of Snow Hill were among the sponsors of the Senate's version of the bill.

RALEIGH -- Relief. That is how freshman state Rep. John Bell of Goldsboro described his feelings Friday morning just minutes after Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill establishing a permitting process for windmill farms -- a bill...

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