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Proposed measure would halt wind farm development

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An official with the State Chamber says a proposed moratorium on wind farms east of Interstate 35 is having a chilling effect on the industry.

Senate Bill 1440 by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman calls for a three-year halt to development. It passed the Senate last week by a vote of 32-8 and now heads to the House.

State Chamber vice president of government affairs Arnella Karges told the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/PG2jaQ) that the bill is already affecting people looking to do wind development. She says it doesn't matter if it's east of I-35 or not.

Claremore businessman Frank Robson is leading the charge for the moratorium and regulations.

He says he is concerned wind farms will hurt the habitat, impact health and be unattractive.

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