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Wave energy rules spare Newport commercial development

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 12th, 2013

A recently passed update to the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan designates a large build-out area for Ocean Power Technology’s wave energy buoy program near Reedsport. Opponents say the buoys, like the OPT model pictured above, will deny fishermen key crabbing grounds. (File photo)

NEWPORT – An update to the state’s Territorial Sea Plan last month spared Newport from commercial wave energy development, but it left many involved in the four-year process fuming about how the rules were adopted.

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