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Wind project leases bring money to state schools

Published on January 7, 2011 3:01AM

Last changed on January 7, 2011 6:39AM

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- Wind turbines on state-owned land generated more than $1 million dollars in lease revenues last year.

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources says the leases help pay for construction of kindergarten to 12th grade schools across the state.

There are 108 turbines on state-owned lands generating about 191 megawatts of energy.

KNDU-TV reports the turbines are in Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Garfield, and Columbia counties.


Information from: KNDU-TV, http://www.kndu.com/

Copyright 2011 The AP.


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