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Michigan bill blocks lake farms

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A handful of Michigan lawmakers have proposed legislation to block offshore wind projects in Lake Michigan.

House Bill 4778 would prevent the state from entering into a lease or deed to site and build any offshore wind research structures or any wind turbines on submerged lands.

It also blocks leasing of sub-lake land for transmission lines.

Two northern Michigan representatives, Ray Franz and Greg MacMaster, co-sponsored the legislation. Four other legislators signed their names to the proposal.  more...



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