Marylanders want wind power

Thank you for publishing OpinionWorks' poll results on offshore wind in Maryland ("Public favors offshore wind power, poll says," Jan. 11). Count me among the majority of people who agree that $2 is a trivial price to pay for the many advantages that wind power provides, including relief from our dependence on fossil fuels and mitigation of the resulting global warming.

I was further gratified to read that support was not reduced in areas within sight of the turbines. When compared to the severe health, environmental and economic costs of coal-fired power plants (especially to those unfortunate enough to live nearby), a faint view of spinning turbines seems wonderfully scenic. Our lawmakers should continue striving to make this plan a reality.

Nora Vogel, Bethesda

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