State House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, has been invited to tour the Amazon Wind Farm after he, along with other state lawmakers, wrote a letter to then President-elect Trump asking for the wind farm to be closed, according to a report from the Daily Advance of Elizabeth City.
Wind farm supporter Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, said he invited Moore to the closed-door meeting to showcase the $400 million project and the economic benefits its 104 turbines could have in the local area. Officials from Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, where the wind farm spans, would reportedly be at the meeting.
The Daily Advance said it was unable to confirm if Moore will attend the meeting.
The meeting comes on the heels of a letter sent to President Trump by 10 state representatives, including Moore, and Maj. Gen. Robert Dickson, expressing concern about the potential effects of the wind farm on a nearby naval radar.
Navy officials have since responded saying the Navy had worked with the developer, Avangrid Renewables, and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology lab to determine that the number of wind farms and their distance would be acceptable. The radar, according to the Navy, is used for the command’s counter narco-terrorism mission.