CIRI moving forward with Fire Island wind project 

From Margaret Bauman of the Alaska Journal of Commerce: Plans for its newly proposed coal-powered plant are grabbing headlines, but Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation headquartered in Anchorage, is still moving firmly ahead with plans for a multi-million dollar wind power project on Fire Island by 2011.

“We anticipate this will be enough to power 19,500 households,” said Jim Jager, director of corporate communications for CIRI. “It’s a big enough chunk of energy that you don’t want to say ‘no’ to it.”

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