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2:32 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Somerset County Wind Turbine Delay Gets Legislative Approval

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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."

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8:21 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Judge Okays Road Near UD Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has rejected a Lewes resident's effort to halt construction of a road near a wind turbine at the University of Delaware's Lewes campus.

Gerald Lechliter filed a lawsuit last year challenging erection of the wind turbine on what he say was supposed to be open space land.

Lechliter argued this week that a road being built in the area lies within a "fall zone" surrounding the turbine, posing a potential safety risk if the 410-foot-high tower should topple.

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8:27 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Hints That Judge Will Rule for UD in Wind Turbine Case

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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.

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9:07 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Crisfield Wind Turbine Could Be Up By April

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.

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12:38 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Supporters of Wind Power Rally Tonight in Annapolis

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Call it a circle of support.

     Backers of developing offshore wind will be holding a rally in Annapolis on Monday night. They say they'll be making a circle around the Maryland State House.

     To brighten they scene, they say they'll be holding glow-in-the-dark miniature wind turbines. They also plan to wear electric blue T-shirts.

     The House of Delegates passed the bill on Friday on an 88-47 vote. The measure is now in the Senate Finance Committee.

 

 

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8:59 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Delay in Wind Power Plans for Crisfield Sewage Treatment Plant

 

           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.

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