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GA officials want more info before windmill energy commitment

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials say they want more information before they get involved in a plan to generate energy from windmills off the U.S. east coast.

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced early this month that it had reached an agreement with 10 east coast governors to work together to develop windmills in the Atlantic.

South Carolina and Florida did not formally join the consortium but the Interior Department says it's working with those states to promote offshore wind development.

Georgia officials say they're hesitant to get involved, saying they're concerned about future costs and obligations.

Bert Brantley, a spokesman for Gov. Sonny Perdue, says the state wants details on the commitment of time, effort and money that would be required.

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