Interior Department Opens Wind Energy Review For North Myrtle Beach

2015-11-24T13:07:37+00:00 November 24, 2015|
A wind turbine was installed in the Cherry Grove area for educational purposes. (Credit: Janet Blackmon Morgan/The Sun News)

(Click to enlarge) A wind turbine was installed in the Cherry Grove area for educational purposes. (Credit: Janet Blackmon Morgan/The Sun News)

The U.S. Interior Department announced Monday it will include North Myrtle Beach in new reviews to determine whether wind energy should be developed in federal waters along South Carolina’s coast.

(From The State / by ) — “Bring it on, bring them windmills on in here,” said Marc Jordan, president of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, which along with the North Strand Coastal Wind Team has promoted wind energy development for several years. “We took it from what we thought was a pretty outlandish idea, to something that might really work,” Jordan said. “We’ve been positioning ourselves for this for quite a while.” The bureaucratic process to approve new leases for windmill development will also take quite a while — Interior Department procedures combine years of environmental reviews and other federal studies with public comment periods including hearings set for the Grand Strand area.

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