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  • Somerset Co. wind farm needs more scrutiny [Letter]

    Somerset Co. wind farm needs more scrutiny [Letter]
    In response to the April 21 commentary regarding the proposed wind farm in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation", Pioneer Green (aka Great Bay Wind) claims that they have conducted studies showing that the proposed 600-foot-tall industrial wind turbines proposed for the county will not negatively impact Patuxent River naval station radar operations. During the state Senate hearing on April 1, it was clear after much testimony that included input from representatives of Pioneer Green that members of the delegation did not agree with their claim of due diligence. Both houses of government voted overwhelmingly to temporarily suspend the project for a year until further studies can be completed. If the studies reveal, as Pioneer Green claims, the wind turbines will not negatively impact PAX River operations, they can resume business in Somerset County one short year from now.
  • A wind-win situation [Commentary]

    A wind-win situation [Commentary]
    There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the...

    Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...

    Slippery slope on wind bill [Letter]

    Slippery slope on wind bill [Letter]
    The bill designed to kill the wind energy project in Somerset County would have far-reaching and dire implications for the state if passed ("Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state," April 1). It would set a precedent whereby one region of...