Pentagon drops objection to huge Shepherd Flats wind farm project

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The Pentagon, under strong political pressure, has withdrawn its objections that the huge Shepherd Flats wind farm project in Oregon could interfere with Air Force radar systems, with the Obama Administration apparently agreeing thatĀ homeland security concerns shouldn’t thwart home-grown renewable energy.

The agreement will allow Caithness Energy to proceed with the 845-megawatt, $2 billion Shepherds Flat wind farm near Arlington, Ore., touted as the largest wind farm project in the United States.

The Saint Report posted an article on this issue on April 16, and reporter Scott Learn writes in The Oregonian about theĀ talks and announcement last week that the project will proceed.

Jay Vincent is senior vice president for energy, The Saint Consulting Group, email, phone 312.970.5770 Ext: 7502

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