U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that two Ohio wind energy projects have cleared a key federal hurdle and now have the go-ahead from the Department of Defense (DOD) to proceed. The projects include two wind turbines in Euclid, managed by Stamco Industries, and a meterological tower in Kenton operated by Invenergy LLC. While the DOD does not have an official role in project approvals off of military facilities, the agency provides recommendations to FAA and other land management agencies.