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By Jon Hawley
Staff Writer

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The U.S. Navy did not contact state lawmakers about shutting down Amazon Wind Farm US East, nor does it have evidence the farm can’t co-exist with its nearby radar facility, a Naval spokeswoman reported Friday.

Ten North Carolina state lawmakers and a retired Marine major general made waves this week when they issued a letter calling for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to shut down the Amazon wind farm. The 104-turbine project in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties is almost operational, but the letter’s signatories argued the turbines were built too close to the “relocatable over the horizon radar,” or ROTHR, receiver at the Northwest Annex in Chesapeake.

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