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Oregon Senate approves wave energy rules

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Oregon Senate approved a measure that would require wave energy companies to give coastal communities more assurances.

An amended version of Senate Bill 606 requires owners and operators of wave energy facilities to assure cities that they'll provide wherewithal for potential removal of wave energy devices located in Oregon’s Territorial Sea, which stretches three miles off the state's coast.

Wave energy facility owners must provide decommissioning and finance plans, as well as make other provisions that "ensure that ocean energy will be developed and decommissioned responsibly, while avoiding unnecessary burdens and costs for local governments."

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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