After a federal agency announced three areas off the Oregon coast could one day be home to power-generating wind farms, it faced a surge of opposition from local and state fishing industry groups who believe such facilities could threaten their livelihoods and the environment.

During a Feb. 25 meeting, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management unveiled three areas encompassing a combined 2,181 square miles of ocean off the coast of Coos, Douglas and Curry counties that it has designated as potential wind farm locations.

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