Maryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot says Governor Martin O’Malley should veto legislation that would delay the construction of the wind turbine project in Somerset County by more than a year.
Franchot said the delay would have a profound impact on the local economy of one of the poorest counties in the state.
He pointed to more than 500 construction jobs, $44 million in tax revenues and $200 million in revenue from new investment.
Supporters of the delay say they need time to study the impact of the wind turbines on the radar at the U.S. Naval Air Station on the Patuxent River.