On the other side of the debate is reader Barbara Glick of Columbia, who wrote a letter to The Sun. "Unless we get really serious about developing clean, efficient energy in this state there will be little left of our natural environment to enjoy. Unchecked global warming is
projected to bring one to three foot sea-level rise to the Chesapeake Bay, which will doom
many wetlands and coastal tourism assets. According to the U.S. EPA, warming could also reduce major agricultural yields by 40 percent in Maryland. And heat wave deaths in a much warming world would become public-health enemy No. 1, according to leading researchers at Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health. We shouldn't put wind farms everywhere, and no one's suggesting that. But Gov. Martin O'Malley is correct to consider approval of 100 windmills in the Savage River State Forest, an area already routinely logged by private timber companies. If we want to save these forests and our state as a whole, we need properly sited wind power now."