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Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said the fight against climate change trumped what he termed unnecessary fears about the project's impact on the region's prized military base, Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary's County. "The real threat to Pax River is not an array of wind turbines on the Eastern Shore but rising sea levels caused by climate change," O'Malley said, using the base's nickname. The bill would have imposed...

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