ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he still has misgivings about a bill to set a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland.
O'Malley wouldn't say Monday if he would veto legislation that has been sent to his desk. But the governor, who is a strong supporter of wind energy, says, "I have yet to conclude that windmills are quite the threat to Naval air radar that those advocating for this ban have concluded."
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is hinting that he is not likely to issue a restraining order halting construction of a road near a controversial wind turbine adjacent to the University of Delaware's Lewes campus.
Lewes resident Gerald Lechliter sought the restraining order, arguing in Chancery Court that part of road would be within a "fall zone" safety area surrounding the wind turbine.
But attorneys for state environmental department and the university argued Monday that Lechliter had not shown any harm that might result from construction of the road.
CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) - Construction of a wind turbine next to Crisfield's sewage plant could begin as soon as April following the award of a $3.2 million contract.
The City Council awarded the contract to Bearing Construction Co., which submitted the lowest of three bids.
Jason Loar, an engineer with Salisbury firm Davis, Bowen & Friedel, says he feels the project could be a pilot project for wind power on the Eastern Shore. The turbine would provide power to the sewage treatment plant, saving the city $150,000 to $200,000 a year.
There will be a delay in the construction of a wind turbine to power Crisfield’s sewage treatment plant…after city officials found out this week that they would have to shell out $35-thousand to Delmarva Power for a study on how it would affect the power grid.
Mayor Percy Purnell told the Salisbury Daily Times that the town does not have the money.