Lawmakers: Utility-scale wind farm poses security threat
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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators want the incoming Trump administration to shut down a utility-scale wind farm nearing completion because they say it poses a national security threat.
A spokesman for state House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday a letter signed by Moore and other legislators was sent to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.
The lawmakers said they worry the wind turbines and blades rising about 50 stories above northeastern North Carolina farmlands could interfere with long-distance Navy radar installation in nearby Chesapeake, Virginia. The radar system scans for ships and planes hundreds of miles into the Atlantic and Caribbean.
A spokesman for the wind farm's builder says all 104 towers are complete and full electricity production is weeks away. Amazon is buying the clean power to run its Virginia data