Congressman Steny Hoyer made an appearance in Annapolis lobbying for a measure that would impose a 15 month delay on the Somerset County wind turbine project.
Speaking before a legislative panel the House minority Whip from Southern Maryland said the delay and study was needed to ensure that the wind turbines do not interference with the radar from the U.S. Naval Air Station on the Patuxent River.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Hoyer also provided a letter co-signed by Maryland’s two senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin supporting the legislation.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be getting two 2-megawatt wind turbines to meet the energy needs of the campus. The project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2014 and will contribute to Maryland’s goal of generating 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2022.
G. Dale Wesson…vice president for research and economic development told the Salisbury Dealy Times that the university expects faculty and students to be fully engaged in the effort as a research project.
OAKLAND, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general has deemed a portion of a law aimed at putting distance between wind turbines and homes unconstitutional.
The Times-News reports that Attorney General Douglas Gansler wrote Gov. Martin O'Malley in May noting that a portion of the law is unconstitutional because it would give adjacent neighbors zoning authority.
Garrett County Administrator Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator says the rest of the bill will proceed and be amended in the 2014 General Assembly session.