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Chet Culver

Iowa ex-gov backs O'Malley's offshore wind push

Iowa ex-gov backs O'Malley's offshore wind push

Gov.Martin O'Malleyis getting backing from the Midwest in his push to put giant wind turbines off Maryland's coast. 

Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, a fellow Democrat, showed up in Annapolis Tuesday to testify in support of O'Malley's bill to provide incentives for building offshore wind projects.  With turbines towering over cornfields across Iowa, the state is the nation's second leading producer of wind energy, and Culver said the industry has created 4,300 jobs and helped stabilize electricity costs for consumers.

"We were in a similar position to Maryland a generation ago," Culver said in an interview after his appearance before the Senate...