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Wind farm bill among five McCrory signs into law

A bill outlining the process for granting permits to wind farms is one of five signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory A bill outlining the process for granting permits to wind farms is one of five signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says a bill laying out how wind farms can operate in North Carolina will help create a diverse supply of energy for the state and boost the economy.

McCrory announced Friday he signed five bills into law, among them the measure creating a framework for a wind energy permit from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The legislation sets parameters for permit applications that include public hearings so opponents can raise concerns. State regulators could deny an application if a project could adversely affect the environment, private landowners or military operations.

McCrory also signed into law a bill making it a crime to fail to report a missing child and increasing punishment for false reports about similar investigations.

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