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In early 2015, BOEM held pub-lic meetings on the coast to gather comment on their environmental assessment for prospective wind areas. Close to 200 coastal residents turned out and a clear majority expressed their support for responsible offshore wind development. But while citizens were expressing their support, Governor McCrory’s administration requested wind farms be kept further offshore, where they are less likely to be developed. At the same time the governor has pressed to bring offshore drilling closer to shore, although the risks are well-documented. In April the nation took a major step forward in the transition to a clean energy future. The United States’ first offshore wind project broke ground off the coast of Rhode Island. North Carolina is primed to take its own leap forward. Lease sales for identified wind energy areas could be approved in early 2016. When North Carolina puts steel in the water, it will be the same winds that provided the Wright Brothers the opportunity to take flight that will lift the wings of the state’s clean energy future. Zachary Keith is the lead organizer for the North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grass-roots environmental organization. Serving Our Area Since 1994 The stronger your attorney, the stronger your case. CRIMINAL LAW & PERSONAL INJURY Choosing the right lawyer could make all the di erence. Our depth of experience and proven track record will ensure the best outcome for your situation. Call us today for a ee, no obligation consultation. 910.239.9585 {NEW} 2004 Eastwood Drive, Suite 201 Wilmington, N.C. 28403 WoodyWhiteLaw.com 115143 woody white new practice ad-wbm.indd 1 5/13/15 1:58 PM Your look is classic; Your smile should be timeless. Dental implants give your smile a natural look & feel. A stable presence in the medical and dental community since 1975, Carolinas Oral & Facial Surgery Center (COFSC)/The Dental Implant Center performs more than 500 dental implants each year. Call for an appointment or ask your dentist for a referral. Ronald D. Gaitros, DDS, MS Mark E. Bufalini, DMD, MD Michael S. Booth, DDS 42 WBM june 2015 ©2014 Carolinas Oral and Facial Surgery Center 1122 Medical Center Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401 www.carolina-surgery.com 910.762.2618 800.638.9019 114076 cofsc refresh classic ad-wbm.indd 1 3/27/14 4:19 PM


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