Possible Delay for Wind Turbine Project in Somerset County

Feb 21, 2014

Credit cleanaircouncil.org

There could be a delay in putting up those wind turbines in Somerset County.

Representatives from the southern Maryland delegation in Annapolis told a committee hearing yesterday they were concerned the wind mills could cost jobs around the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

The House measure would prevent the state from approving the wind turbines that exceed a range of heights within the Atlantic Test Range used by the naval base.

The legislation would suspend construction of the 70 megawatt Great Bay wind project in Somerset County.

In addition, Delegate John Bohanan (D-St. Mary’s)  said the proposed wind project would also put the Bald Eagle at risk.  

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Somerset County residents were also in attendance some hoping that the project would boost the area’s economy while others opposed it.