RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A broad coalition of environmental groups is urging the Obama administration to continue to advocate for wind development in Atlantic waters.
Environment Virginia says it will release a letter on Tuesday expressing that widely held sentiment. Besides environmental groups, others pushing for offshore wind development in the letter include state and federal legislators, conservationists and business owners.
Dominion Virginia Power is among the power companies that have expressed interest in developing wind turbines in federal waters off Virginia, but the clean energy source has been slow to develop in the U.S. No commercial wind power is produced offshore in the U.S.
Advocates say waters off Virginia are especially suited for wind energy. The waters are relatively shallow and the winds powerful.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said work to secure the Bonner Bridge could take anywhere from a week to 90 days.
WAVY News 10's Andy Fox sat down with outgoing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for a one-on-one interview.
A van crashed into a house in Virginia Beach Wednesday, and fire officials said an elderly driver was behind the wheel.