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Proposed wind farm runs into opposition in Ocean City, Congress

Proposed wind farm runs into opposition in Ocean City, Congress

Ocean City officials are resisting a plan to build a wind farm off Maryland's coast — among the first of its kind in the nation — and they are taking their fight to Congress.

The $1.4 billion project, in the works for seven years, would put as many as 187 wind turbines off the coast of the state's best-known beach destination. Though the developer has already moved the proposed site farther off shore than originally planned, town officials say the towering structures will interrupt ocean views and hurt tourism.

"Our concern is with the distance from Ocean City," said Richard W. Meehan, the town's mayor, who said he first saw renderings of what the project would...

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