AWEA Fact Check: Military vs. Wind Farms?

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There have been some reports in US media lately, commenting on the topic of wind farms impacting military bases. Is that really true though?

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Fact Check: Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

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Fact Check: Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

Recently, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com, have erroneously reported on wind farms impacting military bases. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth - wind bolsters our national security be creating more of our energy right here at home.

Here are the facts: The Department of Defense has a review process that works Under federal law, the Department of Defense (DoD) must review any wind farms proposed near military bases. Local base commanders also have ample opportunity to weigh in, and wind farm developers work closely with the DoD to mitigate any potential impacts that could arise. What have been the results of this process? No military base operations or trainings have ever been harmed by... ... More: Official Press Release AWEA Blog - Into the Wind

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