Feds move to speed wind projects

Published 8:05 am Thursday, April 23, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials say they are trying to cut in half the time it takes to review wind projects across six states in the Upper Great Plains.

The proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Western Area Power Administration would cover projects in Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

The agencies said companies installed more than 12 gigawatts of wind energy generation capacity in the states since 2000.

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