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Delaware quickly OKs an offshore wind farm

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislation to allow an offshore wind farm breezed through the Delaware Legislature Wednesday and was quickly signed into law.

The initial plan calls for about 60 large wind turbines about 11 miles east of Rehoboth Beach. Bluewater Wind LLC could begin delivering energy to Delaware customers by 2012 under the current schedule.

It could become one of the first offshore wind farms in the United States. Another project proposed for Massachusetts' Nantucket Sound is slated for completion in 2011, but it still faces regulatory and legal hurdles.