Bill seeks to empower Alaska city's lawmakers for wind energy deal

The city assembly in Anchorage, Alaska, is considering a plan allowing members to negotiate a power-purchase agreement with a wind-farm developer. The proposed legislation was prompted by frustration over the slow progress of talks between the city and Cook Inlet Region Inc., which is trying to develop a wind farm on Fire Island. However, the city attorney is challenging the idea, saying it intrudes into the mayor's executive power.

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