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President's windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

9 months 2 days 12 hours ago Monday, September 30 2019 Sep 30, 2019 September 30, 2019 6:12 AM September 30, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER AND RODRIQUE NGOWI
Associated Press

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (AP) - The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources.

Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big corporations planning $70 billion in investment for the country's first utility-scale offshore wind farms.

But there's an issue. And it's a big one. President Donald Trump hates wind turbines.

Now, wind industry leaders and supporters fear that the federal government, under Trump, may be pulling back from what had been years of encouragement for climate-friendly wind.

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